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“Much nicer than.the royal chateau.at blois” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise
Montee de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400 Amboise, France
02-47-57-00-98
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Amboise
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens, Cultural
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Owner description: With the dawning of the Renaissance, the mighty medieval fortress of Amboise gave way to a royal residence, during the reigns of the Kings of France Charles VIII and François I. The Court, a large number of men and women of letters and European artists, stayed here on invitation from the sovereigns, one example being Leonardo da Vinci who lies here in peace in the Château’s Chapel.This place of high renown in the History of France boasts an exceptional collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture illustrating the artistic finery of the first French Renaissance. After a visit of the Royal House and the impressive Cavalry Towers, the walk continues in the magnificent panoramic gardens overlooking the Loire river.
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“Much nicer than.the royal chateau.at blois”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

This chateau is a lovely and quite large property with gardens and a spectacular view of the area, river. The beauty will surprise.

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“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is one of the earliest chateaus so we expected it to be very sparse and barren. But it was amazing. The house, the gardens and the views are really breathtaking. You gotta see it if you like this stuff. Also they have a good audio tour which is key to enjoying this stuff.

Visited October 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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“impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

the gardens were absolutely beautiful, it is well worth taking at least an hour or 2 to take them in. I loved that we could also visit Leonardo Da Vincis tomb which is situated in the chateaus chapel. The chateau has been beautifully restored & is well worth a visit.

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“Nice Views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

It wasn't as good as Chateau Versailles but still worth a look. We only spent an hour there but that was enough time to see everything. The views of surrounding Amboise were very nice.

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“Gorgeous castle and setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

High on a hill, the chateaux was fairy tale, views amazing and right in town. Quaint little chapel. We loved it.

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