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Chateau Royal d'Amboise

| Montée de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 98
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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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| Montée de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chateau Royal d’Amboise is a nice castle on the Loire Valley. You can visit Leonardo da Vinci’s tomb and some nice gardens outside it. Beautiful panorama and very close to Clos Luce.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great view of this quaint town from the top. The castle is amazing! Visit the tourism office for info on the area.

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
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Thanks Debbie ! See you soon in Amboise.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Superbly situated above the Loire the visit is very relaxing and low key.We were not aware that the grave of Leonardo da Vinci was here. Simple elegant rooms and a beautiful garden. Whilst there we had beautifully dressed masked actors wandering the grounds and graciously...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks Peter !

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although this chateau I would not say should be in the top ten to see, it does offer great views over the town and Loire. It has a claim to fame as the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci so if you go to...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your post ! In my mind of course we are in the Top 10... & maybe in the Top 5 ;-) To everybody: come and make your own opinion See you soon here!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the Château about 20 minutes before it opened. No one else was queued. We basically had the entire remarkable Châteaux and the grounds to ourselves for hours. We wandered through the chapel of St Hubert with Leonardo da Vinci's tomb, the halls...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many many thanks for your nice post Enzo ! I will forward it in particular to our staff of gardeners who work all days to make the park as beautiful as possible for you all. See you soon in Amboise !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the not so terrific chateau reviews in the travel books we had decided to stay in this town and explore the chateau and we are so glad that we did. The town is walkable, comfortable, has the shops, statues, restaurants and cafes, church, all...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Karen, What a pleasure to read your post! A huge thank for it. Best regard !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the chateau. Nice decoration, however, we enjoyed the view and the gardens more. Impressive building.

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Jeff. See you soon in Amboise.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit and is so full of history. This was part of a 4 chateau self guided tour thru the Loire Valley and we really enjoyed learning about Da Vinci and his life and burial here. Beautful Chateu and very...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Wayne ! A huge thank for your message. it's good te read that you have enjoyed your visit. Hope we wil see you again. Best regard.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chateau itself is formidable and beautiful. The gardens are well cared for and pleasing to the eye. But perhaps the most intriguing and important aspect of the chateau is the small gothic chapel above its south wall that is the burial place of Leonardo...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Many thanks for your message which is a perfect summary of what a visit of Amboise looks like! See you soon here. Best regard.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad we went for a visit. We ended up staying a lot longer than we anticipated - it was that enjoyable. We loved this little chateau: it was beautiful, charming, had several beautifully decorated rooms and had lovely gardens. The chateau is perched high...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello ! Many thanks for this nice post. As you said, Amboise is a castle between the sky and river banks, charming and welcoming. To evreybody, don't miss to also have a walk in our gardens which over marvelous views on the landscape registered as...More

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5limmershadier
April 21, 2018|
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Response from chateau-amboise | Property representative |
Hello, Deeply sorry but since a few years we are not allowed to get luggage from our visitors and a security agent have to check every bag at the entrance to the castle. Hope we can see you in Amboise!
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March 1, 2017|
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Hello, for all informations concerning all the castles around, you'd better contact the tourism office of Amboise (for hotels, restaurants and special prices). Tel : 02 47 57 09 28 or website. Have a nice trip.
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July 15, 2016|
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Response from henryborgbarthet | Reviewed this property |
None that I saw in June, there is a grand stand at one part of the grounds and that is about it
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