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“Enjoyable way to spend a sunny afternoon”
Review of Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Enjoyable way to spend a sunny afternoon”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We visted to town of Amboise in May 2014 and did the chateau tour. I recommend this tour. The chateau is a manageable size and you learn a little about the history of the area. Great location above the town also allows for some good photographs.

Visited May 2014
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“Great chateau in a great town”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

An impressive chateau overlooking Amboise and the Loire River. Not far from Close Luce, the Chateau is located very centrally to the town. It's in excellent condition with well-maintained gardens (not as impressive as Villandry's gardens). The chateau interior is a great example of smart design to try and keep the heat in a giant stone building.

Amboise town is at the door to the chateau so you can dine on the way in or out. We also used Amboise as a base for cycling to other nearby chateaux. A great location if you stay at Manoir les Minimes.

Visited May 2014
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“Leonardo na Vinci R.I.P. here”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

the castle bulding is quite small, but it is surrounded by garden. it is on a hill above the town. there is a chapel where Leonardo da Vinci is laid to rest.
Views from the castle are outstanding.
The town under is very cozy, lots of cafes, and Loire with a bridge over is very nice.

Visited April 2014
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“Compelling history and amazing views”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

This is a wonderfully restored and maintained chateau. Its history is presented in a clear and concise manner, and even with the chatty audioguide, we were able to explore it at an enjoyable pace. Each room offered insightful details and usually some great views of the Loire Valley below. The other highlight was Leonardo Da Vinci’s tomb. The gardens make for a nice stroll if the weather is good. A visit to Chateau d’Amboise pairs nicely with a visit to the Chateau du Clos Luce, and both can easily be done together on the same day.

Visited May 2014
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“Well worth the few euros ”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Really excellent visitor guide which talks you through the chateau. Great views, lots of history and beautiful gardens.

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