Opening times

The Cité Royale (keep and royal residence) is open every day, all year round.
Last ticket sold 30 minutes before closing

Opening days and times

1st April - 30th September: 9am - 7pm
1st October - 31st March: 9.30am - 5pm
Closed: 1st January and 25th December


Reservation required: groups (from 15 people); educational activities; guided tours in foreign languages (English, Italian)

Recommended: specific tours or holiday events.


Full price : €10.50

Exceptionnal Increase* : €2.50

  • Increase applied during exceptional events of specific visits

New - Visit with TouchPad : HistoPad©  in the fortress (visit in VR), includes with the ticket. More information here
With free entrance, HistoPad© : : €5.00


Reduced price* : €8.50

  • 7 - 18 years
  • Students (student ID required)
  • Teachers (professional proof required)
  • Groups of 15 people and more
  • Disability card
  • Tourist passes
  • People with a TER ticket stamped on the day of the visit
  • Price also applied with the ticket for the Grand-Pressigny Pre-history museum or the Château de Valençay.

Free* :

  • Child under 7
  • Job seeker
  • Journalist
  • Icom (card holder only)
  • Ministry of culture (card holder only)
  • Tour guide (card holder only)

*Proof required

Family workshops : €11.00

For children from age 7 to 12, during school holidays: €11.00 (€9.00 for the second child or second workshop in the same week). Booking recommended, limited availability.

VIP Pass : €16.00

Card valid for one year (from date to date): unlimited and free access to the site of purchase, reduced price in the 6 other sites of the Conseil Départemental d’Indre-et-Loire. Access to exhibitions and events in the Cité Royale.

Professional price : €7.50

  1. Travel agencies
  2. Tourist offices
  3. PCE

School visits 2020-2021

  • Entry (booking compulsory): €1.50 per pupil from the age of 7
  • Free for nurseries, reception classes and secondary schools in the Indre-et-Loire department
  • Workshops: €4.00 per pupil
  • Storytelling visit (nurseries and reception classes): €2.50 per pupil

Offers for school groups

Payment methods
Cash, cheque, holiday voucher, CLARC voucher, bank card (minimum €1)