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Chateau d'Amboise

Montee de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 98
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With the dawning of the Renaissance, the mighty medieval fortress of Amboise gave way to a royal residence, during the reigns of the Kings of France Charles VIII and François I. The Court, a large number of men and women of letters and European artists, stayed here on invitation from the sovereigns, one example being Leonardo da Vinci who lies here in peace in the Château’s Chapel.This place of high renown in the History of France boasts an exceptional collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture illustrating the artistic finery of the first French Renaissance. After a visit of the Royal House and the impressive Cavalry Towers, the walk continues in the magnificent panoramic gardens overlooking the Loire river.
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Montee de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 98
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Easy to visit and make time for lunch or dinner at the foot of the castle. Amboise is a small city. Very large, very lovely castle to visit with period furnishings. No lines as it doesn't have the Loire Valley countryside penache of Chenanceau but...More

Thank j25aj
Reviewed 24 October 2015

My wife and I really liked this self-guided chateau tour and views. You get really great views over the city and the Chateau itself is well maintained and interesting. Very nice grounds as well.

Thank David H
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Located in the town of Amboise its easy to get to and definitely worth a visit. Chateau can be reached by walking from the town of Amboise.

Thank SuzyDimm
Reviewed 23 October 2015

We did a 3 chateau tour and this was my least favourite. The chateau itself seems to be new. Did love the old chapel where Leonardo Da Vinci is buried though.

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 23 October 2015

From Paris take the TGV and arrive in an hour to the Loire. So, even if you only have a day - go. Although best to hire a car to see more chateaux. Amboise which is surrounded by a charming village. A local train stops...More

Thank kjathissio
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Beautiful views of the Loire Valley & Amboise. I wanted to see where Da Vinci lived but no one at the Chateau could tell me how to get there. It is a small place but worth a visit when in Amboise. We were here in...More

Thank MelodeeC
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Interesting place to visit and I am glad we stopped there. View from across the river is better than up close.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 22 October 2015

This is a gorgeous chateau that is definitely worth a visit. Unfortunately not all of the chateau remains but there is enough to get an idea of what it was like. The gardens are lovely and the little chapel is very cute. The town is...More

Thank Faith L
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Stunning views! Beautiful gardens. We brought a picnic and had it in the upper garden overlooking the chateau.....picturing King Francis, Catherine de Medici, among many others "plotting ;)" picturing a young Mary Queen of Scots playing in the garden with her young husband Francis. Not...More

Thank Rio725
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I had forgotten that daVinci was buried here, Chateau has some nice views and interesting features inside. Makes for a fairly quick visit but worth it.

Thank andrew p
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1 March 2017|
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Response from chateau-amboise | Property representative |
Hello, for all informations concerning all the castles around, you'd better contact the tourism office of Amboise (for hotels, restaurants and special prices). Tel : 02 47 57 09 28 or website. Have a nice trip.
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15 July 2016|
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Response from henryborgbarthet | Reviewed this property |
None that I saw in June, there is a grand stand at one part of the grounds and that is about it
10 July 2016|
Response from chateau-amboise | Property representative |
Hello, please find attached the adress to join the Parking : Parking des Tanneurs 8 Mail St Thomas 37400 Amboise and the GPS Coordinates of the castle : N47.412908 E 0.985605F. The parking is situated down town, at 5 minutes... More
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