chateau royal d'amboise
department: indre-et-loire (37)
region: centre

The medieval fortress of Amboise gave way to a royal residence in the reigns of King Charles VIII and Francis I (late 15th-early 16th century). 

The Court and many European literati and artists stayed at Amboise as the sovereign’s guests, for example Leonardo da Vinci who lies at rest in the château chapel. This important place in the History of France has a magnificent collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture which testifies to the artistic sophistication of the early French Renaissance.

© L. de Serres

After visiting the royal apartments and the imposing horsemen towers, time can be spent in the beautiful panoramic gardens which overlook the Loire Valley, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

© JF Le Scour

Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Montée de l’Emir Abd el-Kader, 37400 Amboise
Tel: 02 47 57 00 98

January and mid-November–December 9am–12.30pm, 2–4.45pm
February 9am–12.30pm, 1.30–5pm
March and 1st to mid-November 9am–5.30pm
April–June 9am–6.30pm
July–August 9am–7pm
September–October 9am–6pm

1 January and 25 December

© Laurent Massillon

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