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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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  • We were in Amboise and were hooked. The castle is beautiful with beautiful rooms and Windows with views to die for. In the main hall there is a great journey on to heat those visiting the castle in winter. We were in November, and the days were stunning, with clear blue skies but cold. There's the House Museum of Leonardo from WINS with a big garden with models of his invention. It's expensive to visit li in the House Museum but worth it. We had good food, good wine and delicious dessert. The city and pretty with beautiful houses and villas. An experience that I would do it with pleasure.
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  • It's a nice and well kept chateau, by any measure. Gorgeous vistas and wonderful gardens. It's one of the smaller ones in the region, but don't let that prevent you from visiting. It still has plenty ...  more »
  • Been there in october and it is an amazing place full of history. Very nice view on Loire and also on the city. The castle surroundings give you the real impression of a true fortress with heavy gates...  more »