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Chateau d'Amboise, Amboise
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With sweeping panoramic views of the Loire valley, it's no wonder why Chateau d'Amboise was a favorite royal residence of several successive kings. Balconies overlooking the valley create an air of grandeur. The tomb of Leonardo da Vinci resides in the Saint Hubert chapel, renowned as a masterpiece of extravagant Gothic architecture. An armored tank designed by Leonardo da Vinci sits on the grounds of the château.

The architecture quintessentially represents the French Renaissance with gardens and the Minimes and the Heurtault towers. The towers, which served as the royal residence, are available for you to explore, but you need prior permission. After the lavish royal pomp, with permission again, you can descend to the mysterious underground, a place few royals ever saw. To visit Chateau d'Amboise and other attractions in Amboise, use our Amboise trip builder.
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  • A beautiful place to discover 2 hours from Paris. The Castle and its garden are worth visiting. At the end of the visit, go to Bigot to taste a delicious pastry!
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  • In the autumnal Sun the garden offered new beautiful colors. Few people in this 11/11.
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  • A guided tour with a guide extraordinary! Great explanation... Very well maintained and a great view of the city of Amboise. Cover you because it's cold!
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