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Chateau d'Amboise, Amboise

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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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  • The castle is Uptown. The King's Chamber Music Hall. Anti waiting room and dispatch room and Board are on the top floor of the castle with terraces which give view to the gardens and the city. Firearms and Cavalry are below. Well decorated with furniture of the time.
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  • You can not miss this historical castle, with its decorated garden and the tomb of Da Vinci. The view is spectacular!
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  • Pleasant visit; Guide particularly competent beautiful castle, rooms all well decorated with fresh flowers. Not to be missed
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