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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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  • Beautiful castle of well-proportioned well furnished and heated. Very nice climb for carriages. Chapel with the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci
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  • The chateau was lovely and interesting. The views were spectacular, and even the town outside the walls of the chateau were remarkably picturesque. We have two teenagers, and they found it just as enj...  more »
  • At the height of his reputation, a guide offered happiness. A must see. A beautiful restoration, we can discover a beautiful panorama on the river.
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