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Review of Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Richmond, Virginia
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“Nice visit”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Enjoyed the chapel with DaVinci's tomb. Pleased with the views of the River Cher and town of Amboise. The history of the building and its occupants was interesting.

Visited May 2013
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“Amazing”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Don't miss seeing this. A true page of history that you can explore. the kings of France, their nobles and soldiers come to life. We loved our time here.

Visited June 2013
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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“Amboise - Beautiful!”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We visited Amboise in the pouring rain in May, however if I can have lasting memories of this place as being so beautiful in such horrible weather then it must have promise! It is a lovely town with the Chateau overlooking a string of Restaurants and shops. I liked the lay out of the town and everything was in reach. Well worth visiting, lovely atmosphere!

Visited May 2013
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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“Leonardo da Vinci is buried here”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

It's a very interesting Chateau and chapel (where da Vinci's crypt is located). There is a self-guided tour through the Chateau itself, where you'll find some very grand rooms, lots of history, and see some spectacular views. The grounds are quite nice to walk as well. Purchase one of the Chateau Cards from the Tourist Center for a discount.

Visited May 2013
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“A House on A Hill”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

An easy visit with a few interesting rooms. One is St. Hubert’s chapel with an appealing lacelike ceiling and the grave where Leonardo’s body MAY have been reburied. There are great views overlooking the Loire from the top of the tower and from the gardens. This is probably a good chateau to take younger children…there’s a little bit interesting for everyone with not an overwhelming amount of anything.

Visited June 2013
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