282
trips planned in the last hour
8.9
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Amboise trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Amboise

3.8
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. It lies on the banks of the Loire River, 27km east of Tours. Today a small market town, it was once home of the French royal court. The town of Amboise is also only about 18km away from the historic Château de Chenonceau, situated on the Cher River near the small village of Chenonceaux. Its former name was Ambacia, from the old name of the river and marsh Amasse.SightsThe city is famous for the Clos Lucé manor house where Leonardo da Vinci lived (and ultimately died) at the invitation of King Francis I of France, whose Château d'Amboise, which dominates the town, is located just 500m away. The narrow streets contain some good examples of timbered housing.Just outside the city is the Pagode de Chanteloup, a 44m tall Chinese Pagoda built in 1775 by the Duke of Choiseul. The Pagoda is seven levels high, with each level slightly smaller than the last one. An interior staircase to reach all levels is open to the public.The Musée de la Poste (in the Hôtel Joyeuse) is a museum tracing the history of the postal delivery service.
Amboise is in Indre-et-Loire. Whether you only want to go to Amboise, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly France trip maker tool .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Amboise

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Amboise

View all >
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.1
Duration: 3​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Amboise

4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 8​h
4.3
Duration: 3​h

Hidden gems in Amboise

4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 30​min
1.7
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 1​h

Wineries in Amboise

3.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Amboise

3.8
Duration: 1​h

Parks in Amboise

2.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Where to stay in Amboise

You can easily explore the area in and around Amboise from a comfortable base in the much larger town of Tours. If you do choose to stay in Amboise itself, consider booking your rooms at a private B&B on the outskirts of town. Located in park-like settings with horses and fields, these family-run establishments offer good food and insider tips to the area's tourist attractions. You can also choose a luxurious private villa in the countryside between Amboise and Tours, an area famous for its restaurants and sweeping views of the river Loire.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Amboise

7 days in Loire Valley & Chenonceaux BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in France BY A USER FROM HONG KONG July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in London & France BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Loire Valley BY A USER FROM CANADA September, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, teens, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in France, San Sebastian - Donostia & Santander BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans