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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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  • Castle of city is not my favorite is close to the clos luce so if the counter don't go to clos luce
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  • day as at night, this castle will seduce you, in the heart of the city Royal of Amboise, loaded with history, visit it and if possible attend his evening show. very nice view on the Loire, very nice Chapel. a well-preserved place.
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  • Wonderful visit, I suggest purchasing the audioguide because there's a lot of history to know. The city is very cozy.
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