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“Amboise Chateau - quiet & serene”
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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.
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We went to the chateau before 10:00 AM and found it to be a beautiful, quiet and serene place. The view of the town and surrounding area from the chateau are absolutely gorgeous.

We enjoyed our visit to this chateau more than other, more famous ones. But that was primarily because we could walk around leisurely and were there when it was very quiet.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Beautiful, well preserved. We enjoyed it even in the rain. The view of Amboise and the Loire River was wonderful.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Visited the chateau for the first time. Entrance fee E 10,50, you will receive a tour brochure in your preferred language. Toured the grave of Leonardo Da Vinci, the castle and part of the gardens in about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Impressive to see, decorations in the castle. Exit on the opposite side of the entrance and you will be able to walk down the tower, where in the history the horse carriages would come up. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

What a fantastic Chateau this is,overlooking the Loire River you have a majestic view over the old town,once inside you have terraces,gardens,chapel tour garconnet,bust of Leonardo da Vinci(according to his wisshe is where he is buried.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Lovely views from the grounds and nicely furnished relatively small chateau right in the middle of Amboise

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