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Hotels in Amboise

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Hotels in Amboise

We will arrive by train from Paris and do not have a car. Can you recommend a hotel within walking distance of the train station? Can we find local transportation to the Loire Valley sites? We will only be there 3 nights, 4 days, in September.

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I was wondering if you ever got your questions answered? I'm making the same trip in Sept this year.

John San Francisco

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I just got back from Amboise and can tell you that most, if not all of the hotels are within walking distance of the train station. It is a very small town! Of course, this depends on what you consider to be walking distance, the amount of baggage, etc... The train station is located on the other side of the river from Amboise and is about 1/2 mile from the castle. The closest hotel across the river would be Les Minimes as it is directly across the bridge. We stayed at Le Clois d'Amboise (loved it) and it is about five minutes farther into town. There is a rental car office located near the information center in town and they were charging 87 Euro per day for a small car. I would highly recommend renting a car during your stay. Driving was relatively easy and the trains do not go to the Chateaux's. The Chateaux's in the region are a must see and although I saw a few tour busses in the parking areas of the Chateaux's, I never saw one in Amboise. In fact, I'm not sure it would be possible. The streets are horse and carriage width, if you can imagine. When renting a car be sure to get a good map. The streets can be a bit tricky, but the signage along the roadway is excellent....especially outside of the city. I hope this helped!

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Thanks so much for the response. As a matter of fact , we are staying at the same hotel. It's good to know the rental cars are nearby. Do you know how long it takes to drive to Mont St Michel? Thanks again. jschaver@uwba.org

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Sorry, I don't know how long that would take. We drove from Paris to Amboise and it took about three hours. Check out viamichelin.com. It should tell you about how long it will take. Also, I highly recommend buying a Michelin map before departure at your local book store. If not, they are available at local gas stations throughout France for 7 Euro.

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I've just returned from 5 days in the Loire Valley and am curious to know how your plans worked out. I rented a car at CDG Airport in Paris and drove first to Orleans and then on to Amboise. It has to be just about the most beautiful town on earth, located in the most beautiful country on earth! Good luck, and enjoy your stay.

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I plan to either drive or take a train from Amboise/Tours area to Caen, Normandy. Any suggestions as to which is the better/fastest/most scenic mode of transportation?