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

January, February, November and December: 9.30am - 5pm
March, April, September and October: 9.30 am - 6pm
May, June, July and August: 9.30 am - 7pm
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)