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“Another interesting Chateau and Leonardo de Vinci resting place”
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Chateau d'Amboise
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Small-Group Loire Valley Castles Day Trip from Paris
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Small-Group Day Tour of Loire Valley: Chenonceau Amboise and Clos Lucé with...
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Loire Valley Castles Small Group Day Trip from Paris by Minivan
Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in 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.
Reviewed 9 August 2014

A medieval fortress which became a royal palace in the late 15th-early 16th C. The Court and many numerous European artists stayed hear including Leonardo de Vinci whose tomb is in the chateau`s chapel. There is a magnificent collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture. The Royal apartments and St. Hubert chapel are of great interest architecturally and finally a stroll in the gardens with a panoramic view overlooking the Loire river is to be enjoyed.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

A short walk from Chateau du Clos Luce' - this castle beat any expectations. Well preserved, presented with room after room of intact pieces and fabrics dating back to its time. Really worth while. More incredible views and insights!

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We only visited the chateau for the sound and light show, which is far more than that....horses, fireworks, dancing, over 100 performers. Even though we don't speak French, we thoroughly enjoyed the performance, it's so visual the language is less important.

Ask to sit in the front row, we think they sell tickets filling up from the back, and it's probably worth the extra 3 euros for the small seat rather than the benches.

It's only on twice a week, Saturday and Wednesday , so plan your visit.

Thank Bet-Hanan
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

2nd castle on our list so far and this castle is very different from Chateau Chenonceau. This one far more great and gardens less ornamental but still impressive. The house itself is vast with loads of balconies giving great views over the Loire the highlight was the tower in which we made our descent only to learn that this is where the horse and carriages used to come up to the castle, you could visualise this as you walked down. Definitely good value for money and the leaflet once again very informative. Some interesting points in the garden about Mecca!! Of course Leonardo de Vinci is buried here in the chapel.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Well worth seeing for more history on Leonardo + these times. There are some climbs so you may need to be somewhat fit. Pls have a meal in one of the restaurants outside afterwards and take in the activities.

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