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The Royal Estate of Chateau Gaillard is a 15 hectares paradise of greenery located in the heart of the city of Amboise. It is the forgotten Paradise of the Renaissance in Touraine. On his return from Italy in 1496, young King Charles VIII fell in...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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99 avenue Leonard de Vinci | 29 Allée Du Pont Moulin, 37400, Amboise, France
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent result of the great work of the family. All done with love and for itself. Thank you so match for I can see your beautiful castle-house!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Valeriya K
Dompacello, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Dear Madam Thank you for your visit and appreciation We are very happy to please you with this unique restoration adventure of a royal domain in the heart of Amboise Hoping to see you another time for the 500 years of the Renaissance next year...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

Positioned at the end of Ambroise and worth the walk to see a lovely house and vast gardens and very quite.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We visited this little haven of peace during Heritage days, and we were astonished by the castle and the vast gardens. We especially loved the gorgeous tree alley, made us feel like royalty! The guide was very nice, and passionate about the whole story she...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Darkecho
Dompacello, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear Sir Thank you so much for your kind comments Renovation is an adventure , a life one ! All about details, and energy but also creativity Many thanks and see you soon again

Reviewed September 23, 2018

Interesting to see how the chateau and grounds were being used. Very beautiful home built into a cave, smart! Unfortunately they haven't been maintaining the grounds as well as it should. As a Horticulturalist and Arborist I was not impressed with the upkeep this property...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Dompacello, Responsable relations clients at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Dear visitor Thank you for your visit. Since 2014, the park, gardens ou woods have been step by step renovated and planted because all was abandoned. 15 hectares in the heart of the city are now showing a unique citrus tree collection, thousands of trees...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

Tucked away at the quite end of town; if its peace and quite you enjoy this is your space. a great (but relatively easy) walk from town. I've noted many varied comments on this Chateau as well as very defensive comments from whom I presume...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Arthur M
Dompacello, Gérant at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Dear Arthur Thanks for your visit and appreciation The most famous master gardener of his time built Chateau Gaillard Pacello de Mercoliano for the king. the site is unique, the history is big, over 25 000 trees, thousands of flowers, and a unique collection of...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

Beautiful gardens full of repro models and artworks. Da Vinci works well explained and demonstrated. Good explanations of his ideas and models to view at close quarters. well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jo M
Dompacello, Gérant at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thanks a lot but you are talking not of DOM PACELLO de MERCOLIANO , the Leonard of gardens but of LEONARD DA VINCI our neighbor The Clos Lucé chateau, gorgeous place and story indeed

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

A truly magical place brought back to life so recently by the current owners. It is difficult to imagine how such an amazing chateau and gardens could have been left to degrade in such a prominent location and so close to Clos Luce and Amboise....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PLinacre
Dompacello, Gérant at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Dear visitor You are fully right , how can it be ? Nobody knows in fact , a royal domain of 15 hectares , neighbor to Leonardo da Vinci's house ...lost the revival is magical although a human adventure

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

I have followed the restauration of Chateau Gaillard with interest. It is great to see the house and garden being returned to their former glory. While I appreciate that this kind of work costs a lot, I think 40 euros for a family of four...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dom P, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Dear visitor Thanks for your visit May I complete your point . We are In the market even better because the guided tour and visit is included in the ticket . Therefore the less expensive of the area ... 15 hectares are big as a...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

A few years ago hardly anyone had heard of Château Gaillard, which has now been restored and resurrected to take its place as a pocket-sized marvel of the renaissance. All this has been achieved in a remarkably short period of time - and work continues....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dompacello, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Dear Sir and visitor We highly thank you for your presence and visit at the Domain . Five years of adventure as you noticed it rightfully to bring back the essence of the Renaissance birthplace in France. The king's gardens and the Dom Pacello's ones...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Lovely garden and chateau. Very warm welcome and detailed map in English. Less crowded than other well known attractions in the area. Very relaxing and peaceful.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Dompacello, Gérant at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Dear Sir Thank you so much for your comments You got it ! This royal domain is a unique place and paradise for experts ... See you soon another time.

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