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Chateau of Amboise


This medieval fortress made way for a royal residence during the reigns of King Charles VIII and François I. The Court and numerous men and women of letters and European artists stayed at Amboise, as did Leonardo da Vinci, for example, whose tomb is placed today in the chateau’s chapel.

This renowned site for French history has an exceptional collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture, a reference of the artistic finery in the first French Renaissance. After a visit of the Royal apartments and the imposing horsemen’s tower, the visit is prolonged by a stroll in the magnificent panoramic gardens overlooking the Loire river. 

Vue générale © JF Le Scour
Salle du Conseil © JF Le Scour

Gites, holiday cottages and bed and breakfasts in Amboise and surroundings

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