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Chateau Gaillard

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The Royal Estate of Chateau Gaillard is a 15 hectares paradise of greenery located in the heart of the city of Amboise. It is the forgotten Paradise of the Renaissance in Touraine. On his return from Italy in 1496, young King Charles VIII fell in...more
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99 avenue Leonard de Vinci | 29 Allée Du Pont Moulin, 37400, Amboise, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A in 2011 rediscovered chateau. Nicely restoredtion hosts have to be paus?, cute gardens. But expensive, in tickets and fresh orange juice. Restauration costs have to be paid back? The chateau is in itself not that special ...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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marclF3769FC, Gérant at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear visitor Thank you for your visit Given the fact the guided tour is included in the entry ticket the price is not expensive at all. Additionally let us draw your attention on the fact that restoration costs are not paid back by visitors. Amounts...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk from Amboise to the Château-Gaillard was quintessential French and then Siri takes you somewhere else instead 🤨. However after all the walking and getting lost , thanks to bad navigation by Siri , we finally arrived at this beautiful place with a garden...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank septisr
marclF3769FC, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded today

The paradise isn’t not easy to discover and get ! True ! But once you are there you may enjoy it’s pleasures Thank you !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this in Amboise, not far from our hotel. Chose it over the da Vinci. Totally charming, and maybe 10 other visitors the whole time we were there. Wonderful grounds, and a perspective on life in the 18th century.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SeeWilliam
marclF3769FC, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded today

The pleasure of visiting without being spoiled by the crowd ! The paradise has a face Thank you for your visit !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit. A very special chateau that has been sympathetically brought back to life and is still a family home. So tranquil and a great place to spend a few hours....the orange cake is not bad either.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ListerXJS
marclF3769FC, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you indeed for you kind words about you visit We love pleasing our visitors with our site and story You got the flair of the genius ! Whose name was Pacello de Mercoliano

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden away for over 100 years Chateau Gaillard is the best kept secret in Amboise. After exploring Royal Amboise Chateau and Clos du Luce, we were recommended by our Chamber d'Hote hosts to walk just a little further and visit Gaillard. Next to the carpark...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sallyhill1965
marclF3769FC, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful tail ! Thank you This is the best written story of our crazy story ! Tourism is a matter of details and emotions ... We were happy to please you Marc and Sophie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a hidden gem. A short stroll from the centre of Amboise, past the Clos de Lucé , and you are there.The Château only being recently opened following rediscovery . Such a wonderful welcome! Enchanting gardens where you can spend hours on their sun beds,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ric H
marclF3769FC, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What can we say ? Thank you indeed for these kind words This site is unique and you felt it ! Kind regards Marc and Sophie

Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

We visited this chateau on the recommendation of our Chamber d'hotes hostess. However, we had great difficulty finding the free car park and had given up and were setting off to somewhere else when we passed it by accident and pulled in. We still could...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Pamela B
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

Visited on a rainy day and the chateau and gardens were very quiet. Recently restored so not well known yet. Lovely gardens and nice “chateau” with interesting history.

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marclF3769FC, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2019

Dear Sir Thank you for your kind words and visit The domain is for us as nice in summer as in winter ... and rain was useful after three weeks of high temperature See you next time

Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

We visited directly after our visit to the DaVinci Park and museum. It is only a few hundred meters door to door and shares a parking lot, equidistant between the 2 chateaux. The grounds are lovely and quiet. The topography ensured cooler weather on a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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marclF3769FC, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2019

Dear Visitor Thank you for your visit and comments A castle nap is a must do at Chateau Gaillard !

Reviewed July 16, 2019

Unexpected suprise "gem". Tried it out on a whim after visiting the more famous chateaus in the immediate area. Recently restored. Family actually lives there. Worth 10 Euro and an hour of your time. Go visit!

Date of experience: July 2019
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