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Chateau d'Amboise

| Montée de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 98
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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.
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| Montée de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise, France
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Reviewed yesterday

This castle in the middle of the town of Amboise is very impressive. You will love what you see inside and the view you will get from it

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting majestically above the town of Amboise and overlooking the Loire River, the Chateau de Amboise is steeped in royal French history. Francis I was born here, Mary Queen of Scots spent her formative years here, and Leonardo da Vinci’s tomb is located here. It...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A huge thank for your comment ! It's good to read that you have enjoyed your visit here and we hope we will see you again. Best regards.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off at Amboise on the way to Futuroscope and I'm glad we did. The Chateau is good value, interesting, picturesque and is the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci. We managed to find free parking near the river and opted not to have...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Paul, many thanks for your comment ! See you soon in Amboise and Loire Valley.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to start your exploration of Amboise. The Amboise Chateau feels more like a medieval castle.The chapel with Leonard da Vinci's crypt gives you an excellent insight in to the depth of history to be explored during your stay in Amboise. Don't rush...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks ! Hope we will see you again in Amboise. Maybe in spring or summer to exchange a fireplace for a sunbath in the garden ;-)? Best regards

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views and gardens in addition to the interesting chapel and Château Make sure to walk all the way up to the Emirs monument at the upper garden for the best photo ops.

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your message ! You are right for photos: from the upper garden overlook is just gorgeous. First gardens then castle then Loire river! Best regards.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend a few hours in the delightful town of Amboise. Good value with lots of space and great views over the town and river under brilliant blue skies. The brochure guide was informative and at this time of year the crowds...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello to the Family! Thanks for your comment. It's good to read that your visit in Amboise was great. Hope we will see you again in our château. Best regards.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is disappointing to realize that so little remains of the original castle, though a must see. Still much to see and so much of the founding history of France, beautifully renovated, gorgeous gardens. From the castle of grand view to the town at its...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Alstromeria, goog to read that you enjoyed your visit here ! Hope we will see you again in Amboise.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the visit. Beautiful views. We went about 1 1/2 before closing and they wouldn't let us rent the audio guide because it was too late. Keep that in mind if you plan to rent the audio guide.More

Thank Lisa Z
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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Lisa ! Good to ear that you enjoyed the visit of the chateau. For everyone : if you want to visit the chateau with an audioguide it's true you need to arrive one hour closing time ;-) Hope we will see you again in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if this Castel is not one of the biggest in the Loira is defenetly one of the most interesting to visit. The castle is not very big itself but it has a beautiful view of the city and a very nice garden where is...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So many thanks Simone for your kind post and recommendation! I Hope we will see you again in Amboise.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here on a freezing cold day in March, and the visitor numbers were quite few. This was good for taking your time walking through the chateaux and the gardens. The chateaux is still under some renovation to the outer wall, but this did...More

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chateau-amboise, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau d'Amboise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many Thanks Winnie ! It's good to hear that you enjoyed your visit in Amboise. There's work in progress on the northern rampart for a few weeks but nothing that impact your visit . Hope we will see you soon in France and in Amboise.

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jimh-bend
March 2, 2017|
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Response from chateau-amboise | Property representative |
Hello, for all informations concerning all the castles around, you'd better contact the tourism office of Amboise (for hotels, restaurants and special prices). Tel : 02 47 57 09 28 or website. Have a nice trip.
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Davray-22
July 16, 2016|
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Response from henryborgbarthet | Reviewed this property |
None that I saw in June, there is a grand stand at one part of the grounds and that is about it
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