The monarchs’ grands apartments occupy the first floor of the château, the main floor given over to pageantry, ceremony, court life and the public demonstration of power. The successive refurbishments of these apartments by the monarchs, from the Renaissance to the 19th century, tell us about how they lived in, invested in and decorated this palace, all the while considering themselves in relation to the legacy of past centuries.
The castle is open every day except Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
From October to March: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (last access at 4:15 pm).
From April to September: 9.30 am to 6 pm (last access at 5.15 pm).
Wearing a mask is compulsory from the age of 11.
The tour is fully accessible, except for the Napoleon I and Chinese museums. As a compensation, the exit is through the Oval Court, exceptionally open for the occasion.
It is not necessary to reserve a visit slot for the castle or the gardens.