1) Pricing is a bit steep at 10.5Euro and the cheesy audio guide with "Pierre and Ann" is pathetic and not worth the additional charge 3.5Euro charge.. The printed pamphlet in many languages is adequate. Limited presentation of the few open rooms. The beauty of Ch. d'Amboise is mostly exterior. If cost is a primary concern,the Clos de Luc (Da Vinci Museum) offers a far better value (though even more expensive!) Amboise has the gauntlet of cheap tourist stores that is more common in Turkey than France(or tacky western US towns like Rapid City SD,or downtown Jackson WY),and degrades the visit . In addition,Amboise was the first town in over 3 weeks travels in the Loire where we felt the tired hostility of locals whose livelihoods depend on irritating foreign visitors. (This was n mid February 2013,on a -3C day when the town was hardly overrun by any visitors,domestic or foreign.
I would strongly recommend the chateau at Chenonceaux,or the Chambord Chateau,over Amboise.
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