Information for foreign visitors

lundi 18 novembre 2019, 0h00 → 23h45


From 21 July 2021, in accordance with government announcements, access to Château-musée of Gien requires the presentation of a health certificate for adults 17+- Certificate of negative PCR or antigenic test less than 48 hours old with QR Code.- Positive test certificate of at least 11 days and less than 6 months with QR Code.- Complete vaccination certificate with QR Code.

The conformity of the certificate will be checked at the entrance.

Wearing a mask is still mandatory during the visit.

Moreover and in order to protect our visitors and our teams, a health protocol has been put in place.


-Management of the flow at the ticket office that may cause a possible wait

-Wearing a mask compulsory from 11 years old (nose and mouth

- throughout your visit)

-Disinfection of hands at the entrance to the site and before any purchase in store

-Respect of barrier gestures (distance of 2m except family group) -Respect of the direction of visit (arrows and signage)

-Payment by credit card and contactless preferred The castle-museum welcomes you from Wednesday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CLOSED ON TUESDAY

Thank you for your understanding


Anne de Beaujeu's imposing residence abandon the medieval defensive aspect for a comfortable Renaissance residence and dominating the Loire valley. 

After several different owners, the chateau was bought by the french administration to shelter the sub prefecture, the court and the prison. Since 1952, it houses the "Hunting Museum" , helping to give a new lease of life to the town of Gien, much of which had been destroyed during the Second World War. The museum houses a sumptuous collection of hunting artefacts dating from the Middle Ages to the present time. The project was led by two hunters, PL Duchartre and H de Linares and enriched thanks to the generosity of a large numbers of donors ans loans from national museums. After 4 years of intense works of restoration, the public now discovers hunting collections and the history of the Loire Valley.



French and English speaking.



Image associéeOPENING TIMES

- From the 1st of may until the end of september the château musée is open every day except from 10 am to 6 pm.

Possibility of visit thanks to a self-guided brochure available in English, German, Dutch.

Booklet game for children available upon request.

French guided tours for individuals are proposed every day (expect on Tuesday and Sunday morning) at 10.30 am, 2.30 pm and 4 pm.

Duration: about 1:30 min depending on the availability of a guide.

Your attention: no guided tours planned on special events.

- From the 1st October until the end of april, the château musée is open:

- during the week  from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm 

- on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 10 am until 12 am and from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. 

French guided tours for individuals are proposed every day at 3 pm (week - expect on Tuesday) and 10.30 am and 3 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Weekly closing on Tuesday - except if bank holiday.

Duration: around 1:30 min – depending on the  availability of a guide.

Your attention: no guided tours planned on special event days.


Last admission thirty minutes before the museum closing time.

Weekly closing on Tuesday - except on bank holidays.

Annual closure on Christmas day and in January.



Résultat de recherche d'images pour "picto payement"ADMISSION FEES/individuals

Adults: 8€ (self-guided tour / 10€ guided tour in French)

Children (aged 6 to 17) and students (under 26 : 5€ (self-guided tour / 6€ guided tour in French)

Reduced rate: 5€ (self-guided tour / 6€ guided tour in French)

  •  for job seekers (on presentation of a valid justification)
  •  and on presentation of:

- Student card (18-25)

- disability card

- a full-price ticket  from : the Château de Sully-sur-Loire, Château de Chamerolles, Musée de Lorris, Musée de la Marine de Loire (Châteauneuf-sur-Loire), Musée de la faïencerie de Gien, Château de la Bussière.

Family rate : 2 adults and 2 children between 6 and 17 years old: 22 €

Free admission for :

  • children under 6
  • museum workers (ICOM card), holders of a tour guide ID card
  • holders of a press card

For other free admissions, please contact us FEES/Adults and children groups (minimum 15 persons) 

Adult: 5 € self-guided tour

Child 6-17: 5 €

Children under 6 : free of charge

Possibility of guided tour in English, Spanish and German, by réservation only and subjet to availability of a guide.

From the 1st of October to the 30th of April, guided tours possible in the morning except on réservation only and subjet to availability of a guide.

ADMISSION FEES/Schoolchildren

Child 7-17: 2 €

Children under 7: free of charge

1 adult free admission for 12 paying children between 7 and 17 years old/ 1 adult free admission for 8 children under 7 years old/ 5 € for an additionnal adult.

Special guided tours for schoolchildren.

From the 1st of October to the 30th of April, guided tours possible for schoolchildren in the morning (Except on Tuesday).by réservation only and subjet to availability of a guide.

GUIDED TOUR RATE AULTS AND SCHOOLCHILDREN (groups of maximum 25 persons for adults and a class for schoolchildren - in addition to the entrance fees - on demand only)

From Monday to Saturday: 75 €

On Sunday and Bank holidays: 90 € 

To have more information or reservation  please contact us:




Accepted Payment Methods

  • Cash​
  • Credit card (exept American Express)​


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Reduced rates are proposed for disabled persons.

Car park for disabled persons along the church (about 100 m from the main access of the museum) 

Drop-off possible in front of the main access of the museumRésultat de recherche d'images pour "picto boucle magnetique"

Reception with hearing impaired loop

A French guide book using the Easy to Read and Understand method can be borrowed for visitors with intellectual disabilityRésultat de recherche d'images pour "picto falc"

A magnifying glass can be borrowed to ease the reading of explanatory texts of the museumRésultat de recherche d'images pour "picto loupe"

A wheelchair and "cane sits" can be borrowed at reception on simple request

Benches and stools all along the visit

Lift serving all levels Résultat de recherche d'images pour "pictogramme ascenseur"

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "picto attention"Some narrow doors prevent the access of some museum spaces with en electric wheelchair 

Special attention may be required with some slopes 

For any question about accessibility please contact





Find below the facilities for families with babies and children :

bottle warmer

baby-changing table

footstool  and toilet reducer

Game book for children only in FrenchRésultat de recherche d'images pour "picto livret jeu"

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "picto attention"Only light strollers are allowed in the museum. Otherwise, plan to take a baby carrier with youRésultat de recherche d'images pour "picto poussette canne"Image associée




Résultat de recherche d'images pour "picto information"MORE INFORMATION

The museum shop (books, fluff, cards...) is open during the same museum opening time.

A tea room is open on July, August and during the Heritage days in September (subject to change)


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Place du château45500 Gien

GPS Coordinates

N 47.684818°  E 2.631914°

By Motorway A77

Lyon direction, then Nevers, exit 19

By Road RD2007

Nevers direction, then Road D940 (ex RN940)

By Road RD2060

Exit Châteauneuf-sur-Loire,then fallow the direction.

By train

From Paris-Bercy railstation.

By bus

More details on

- Le château-musée de Gien is located 68 km far from Est Orléans,151 km  far south Paris by motorway A6.

- A public car park and a bicycle park (safety lock predictable) are situated place de l’église à Gien.

This place is under video surveillance to ensure the security of goods and people "Code de sécurité intérieure (Articles.L223-1 à L 223-9, L 251-1 à L 2551, L 613-13 et R 251-1 à 253-4)"

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