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Chateau Gaillard

95 avenue Leonard de Vinci, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 30 33 29
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The Royal Estate of Chateau Gaillard is a 15 hectares paradise of greenery located in the heart of the city of Amboise. It is the forgotten Paradise of the Renaissance in Touraine. On his return from Italy in 1496, young King Charles VIII fell in love with Italian cities and palaces and decided to recreate a "Paradise on Earth" at Chateau Gaillard in Amboise. In order to fulfill this dream, he convinced 22 Italian artists to come back with him to Amboise. Dom Pacello, the most famous gardener in 1500, was also part of the team. He planted the first gardens of the French Renaissance at Chateau Gaillard and acclimated the first orange trees in France. After 5 years of intensive restoration carried out by 50 artisans and craftsmen from the Loire Valley the castle is now open to the public.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“orange cake” (3 reviews)
“orange trees” (2 reviews)
“picnic lunch” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
95 avenue Leonard de Vinci, 37400, Amboise, France
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+33 2 47 30 33 29
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"orange cake"
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"orange trees"
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"picnic lunch"
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"small castle"
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"enjoyed our visit"
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"gardens are beautiful"
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"worth a visit"
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"restauration"
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"project"
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"orangery"
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"tourists"
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"cultivated"
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"king"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely garden and chateau. Very warm welcome and detailed map in English. Less crowded than other well known attractions in the area. Very relaxing and peaceful.

Thank Robert B
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Dompacello, Gérant at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sir Thank you so much for your comments You got it ! This royal domain is a unique place and paradise for experts ... See you soon another time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small(ish) family run Chateau and you can feel the love and passion for it all around. Sensitively restored and a joy to the scenes. We arrived at a quite time and the peace and calm were restorative in the mid day heat.More

Thank Myra C
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Dompacello, Gérant at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Visitor Thank you for your comment and visit . Chateau Gaillard is a unique place, royal house as an home of a french king. We value less crowd, losing time, relaxing, lounging , having a nap in the park ... Our conception of tourism...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice small private Chateau 10-minute walk from town. But nowhere near as good as the Royal Castle. Nice garden and parts of interior.

Thank Stephen W
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Dompacello, Gérant at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sir Thank you for your visit. Comparison is not reason. Chateau Gaillard is a jewel not a status castle to impress anyone, it has been build as a dream of a king See you soon

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not our number 1 place in the area to recommend. Didn't help the printers had let them down with the English version leaflet. \But gardens still very good to visitMore

Thank hjbridewell
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Dom P, Gérant at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sir Thank you for your visit We offer a guided tour in English every day at 2 pm and a detail map in Different languages with text and explainations . The restoration took 5 years with 300 workers to revive this unique place and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Château was a stroll away from where we were staying and we’ll worth a visit. It was peaceful as we walked in the grounds by the river and unrushed, unlike the larger and more well known chateaux. The freshly squeezed orange bought from The...More

Thank Helen H
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Dom P, Gérant at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear madam Thank you for your visit and appreciation of this unique and exceptional site in the heart of AMBOISE . Restoring is a long way which started 6 years ago to make the park, castle and garden as it was in 1500 thanks to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If when visiting Amboise you feel the need to escape the hoards, the short walk out of town to Chateau Gaillard could be the answer. The chateau and gardens were totally renovated in 2011 and the love, care and attention to detail that went into...More

Thank Jayne E
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Dom P, Gérant at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jayne Thank you so much for your comment and appreciation. Indeed we pay attention to all’details To make the moment unique for our visitors far away from the crowd . Balancing the castles and the park and gardens is the goal to revive the...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

...but do so in fairness to ‘why’ we submit reviews. My views are close enough to tallpinesCO that I won’t restate what that review said. I am sorry if my “3” star review may be taken as a bad review. Given that the ‘chateau’ name...More

Thank bobatthebeach999
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Dompacello, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Dear Sir Thank you for your visit. We must apologize because we were out of stock of English brochure since two days and arriving tomorrow. Sorry about that. The royal domain was a king's private house and is presenting a wide range of details and...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

we spent the day in Amboise on the specific guidance of the owner of the Chateau where we stayed. It was market day in Amboise, so we did a bit of shopping including procuring delicious and tasty french food for a picnic lunch. We visited...More

Thank suttercreek
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Dompacello, Gérant at Chateau Gaillard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Dear Visitor We enjoyed reading your feelings because we try to deliver exactly what you express in nice words ! We do not expect millions of tourists but the ones who wish to learn "how to loose time", tourism as an emotion... Kind regards

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

An interesting, small chateau with an historically important garden. This is just a short walk from Amboise Chateau and Close Luce, both of which are on the tourist trail. A few hundred yards further on is Chateau Gaillard. When we visited we almost had the...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Chateau Gaillard today. I particularly liked the family feel about the interior, although I’m sure most of the furnishings haven’t spent their life in the Chateau. The real charm is the marvellous gardens, woodland and orangery....More

1  Thank teabus
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