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Christmas at the castle

For a successful festive season in Orleans, open the doors of the Loire and Loiret castle ! These jewels of the Loire Valley and Orleans region welcome you and your family to a Christmas at the castle…

Christmas in the castle of the Loiret

A magical setting for your stay in Orleans and the Loire Valley

Immerse yourself in the magic of the festive season in the heart of the Loiret throughout December and early January, when the châteaux steeped in history are decked out in twinkling lights and magical atmospheres. This season, we invite you to discover the exclusive offers that transform the majestic châteaux into veritable Christmas havens. Let yourself be carried away by the unique charm of these architectural gems.

Noël au Château de La Ferté-Saint-Aubin

Experience the magic of Christmas with your family

Castle of La Ferté-Saint-Aubin

Enjoy a family Christmas at the castle of La Ferté-Saint-Aubin throughout December !

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the festive season by taking part in an unusual activity : save Christmas ! Find out what’s in store…

Practical information : every weekend in December, from 18 to 23 and 26 to 30 December, 2pm to 6pm.

Dazzling Christmas and surprising encounters

Castle of Meung-sur-Loire

Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of Christmas at the château. Discover the decorated rooms, the braziers in the courtyard, and the illumination of the castle at nightfall. Look out for Santa Claus (until 23 December) and meet Walter the Robot, an extraordinary robot.

The Tavern of the Mother Christmas welcomes you with mulled wine, hot apple juice with cinnamon, popcorn, drinks, cakes, coffee…

Practical information : Every weekend in December (2, 3, 10, 16, 17 December) and from 23 to 30 December, 2pm to 6pm. Closed on 9, 24 and 25 December

Noël au château de Meung-sur-Loire
Noël au château de Beaugency ©Château de Beaugency

A fairyland of Christmas lights

Castle of Beaugency

The castle of Beaugency will be decked out in Christmas lights on Saturday 23 December. Enjoy a unique experience, where the joy, warmth and magic of Christmas come together to create unforgettable memories.

Practical information :

  • Digital Art Centre : 2pm to 8pm
  • Mini Christmas market : 2pm to 8pm
  • Cluedo investigation : 2pm to 8pm (€5 in addition to admission)
  • Children’s dance party (up to 12 years) : 4pm
  • Night-time shows : from 5.30pm to 8pm
  • Scratchophone Orchestra concert : 7pm

A magical December

Castle of Sully-sur-Loire

Come to the castle of Sully-sur-Loire in December for a whole host of special family Christmas activities, including a supervised Christmas bauble-making workshop, a Christmas show and a “Party at the castle” games booklet for visiting the castle and taking on challenges

Practical information :

  • Animated shows at Sully-sur-Loire castle : from 1 to 31 December
  • Games booklet “Party at the castle” : from 23 to 31 December
  • A magical Christmas” tea party and show : Saturday 23 December from 4.30pm to 6pm
  • Christmas bauble-making workshop : 27 December at 2pm
  • “Mélisandre and the Santa Claus” Christmas show : 27 December at 3.30pm
Château de Sully-sur-Loire sous la neige
Château de Chamerolles sous la neige

A Christmas with a Renaissance flavour

Castle of Chamerolles

Feel the irresistible urge to travel back in time, plunging into the age of the Renaissance, an era marked by the majestic construction of the castle of Chamerolles.

Whether you’re a young visitor looking for a family adventure or a history buff, you’ll be able to enjoy a number of unforgettable experiences from this era, including a Christmas show, a workshop on Renaissance gastronomy and a Christmas costume tour.

Practical information :

  • Christmas show “Bread Fairy” : 28 December at 2.30pm
  • Renaissance cuisine workshop : 29 December at 2.30pm.
  • Christmas costume visit : 30 December at 2.30pm


Festivities, creativity and Christmas shows

Castle and Museum of Gien

Experience the festive spirit at the castle and museum of Gien with our Christmas offers. Family festivities, a creative workshop and shows await you, offering a unique experience.

Practical information :

  • Castle : in December, Monday to Friday, 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Closed on Tuesdays, 25 December and throughout January.
  • Creative workshop “The polar bear, king of the pack ice”: 24 and 27 December at 2.30pm
  • Music Hall shows “We’re going to save the planet! : 28 and 29 December at 2.30pm
  • “Percussion journeys” show : 30 December at 2.30pm
Château de Gien © C. Mouton - CRT Centre-Val de Loire
Noël au château de La Bussière © Château de La Bussière

A Christmas in bloom, a Christmas with a difference

Castle of La Bussière

In December, castle of La Bussière opens its doors for a magical Christmas experience. Floral decorations, illuminations, a variety of activities: “Santa’s Troquet” in the orangery, a Christmas Rose hunt, a craft workshop, and a magic show in the château. There are also horse-drawn carriage rides on the weekends before Christmas.

Come and experience the magic of Christmas in the heart of the castle !

Practical information : From 3 December: 3, 9-10, 16-17, 23, 27 to 30 December and 3 to 6 January from 14:00 to 18:00

Christmas in castles of the Loire Valley

Between history and enchantment

Discover the magic of castles of the Loire Valley and experience an enchanting Christmas at the heart of some of the most sumptuous historic estates !

A magical Christmas at the emblematic Loire château

Castle of Chambord

One of the most emblematic castles in the Loire Valley is dressing up for a dream Christmas.

The programme includes a guided Christmas tour, magical decorations, chocolate painting workshops, games, storytelling, a Christmas show, a trumpet concert, a meeting with Santa Claus and falconry !

Practical information :

  • New decorations and Christmas entertainment : from 1 December 2023 to 8 January 2024
  • “The Three Musketeers” Christmas show : from 23 December to 6 January
  • 1 to 22 December, 9am to 5pm
  • 23 to 30 December, 9am to 6pm
  • The castle closes at 4pm on 24 and 31 December (last admission at 3.30pm). Closed on 25 December and 1 January.
  • Last admission 30 minutes before the château closes. The formal gardens close 30 minutes before the château.
Noël au château de Chambord ©Léonard de Serres Domaine National de Chambord
Noël au Château du Clos Lucé

A Christmas in the world of Leonardo da Vinci

Castle of Clos Lucé

Visit the home of a genius! The castle of Clos Lucé is immersed in a magical world to celebrate Christmas.

Bring the whole family along for a carol concert, a Christmas story and a guided tour of Mathurine, Leonardo da Vinci’s cook.

Practical information :

  • Christmas decorations: from 1 December to 7 January 2024 (except 25 December and 1 January).
  • Theatrical performances by Pierrette Dupoyet: 26, 28, 30 December and 2, 4, 6 January, at 12.30pm, 1.45pm and 3.15pm.
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides in the park: 27, 29 December and 3 January from 2pm to 6pm.
  • Christmas scent workshops: from 23 to 31 December (except 25 December), at 12 noon, 2.45pm and 3.45pm (30-minute workshops).
  • Painting and drawing workshops: from 2 to 7 January, from 11.30am to 1pm and from 2pm to 3.30pm.
  • Renaissance gastronomy workshops from 26 to 31 December and 2 to 7 January at 3pm, 3.30pm and 4pm (30-minute workshops)
  • Guided tour of Mathurine, Leonardo da Vinci’s cook: from 26 to 30 December and from 2 to 6 January at 11am and 2.45pm

The magical Christmas of orange trees

Castle Gaillard

The “Pomme d’Or” is the name given in the past to the orange, first planted in France in 1496 at the Domaine Royal of castle Gaillard in Amboise.

The fruit of festivities and a symbol of Christmas, experience the Christmas of orange trees with the citrus counter in Santa’s tavern, story readings, a drawing workshop for the little ones, decorations and carols.

Practical information : Open every day from 2 December to 7 January 2024 from 10 am to 6 pm.


Noël au Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard
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