Amboise: A symbolic castle in Loire Valley

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    © JF Le Scour

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    © L. de Serres

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    © Eric Sander

Amboise: A symbolic castle in Loire Valley Amboise fr

The discovery of a culture, a History, a heritage, has value only if it is shared. Open your eyes and be allowed seduce … The Royal Castle of Amboise and the Castle of Chenonceau offer you a triad between a landscape classified in the World heritage of the Humanity and… monuments of exception.

The royal chateau of Amboise crowns the Loire which flows at its feet …

The Royal Château of Amboise, one of the emblematic Châteaux in theLoire valley, has been on the list of protected Historic Monuments since1840. The valley’s eponymous river is a UNESCO World Heritage site.This medieval fortress made way for a royal residence during the reigns of King Charles VIII and François I (late 15th – early 16th century). The Court and numerous men and women of letters and European artists stayed at Amboise on the sovereigns’ invitation, as did Leonardo da Vinci, for example, whose tomb is placed today in the chateau’s chapel.This renowned site for French history has an exceptional collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture, a reference of the artistic finery in the first French Renaissance. After a visit of the Royal apartments and the imposing horsemen’s tower, the visit is prolonged by a stroll in the magnificent panoramic gardens overlooking the Loire River.



The Château is currently open to the public all year round (except on 01/01 and 25/12), and offers different visits; with explanatory sheet (6 languages, on booking), audioguide (12 languages) or guided visit (6 languages).


The site also proposes events that highlight the varied aspects of the château’s history, such as the Commemoration of 500 years since Anne of Brittany’s death, the exhibition " A silken thread, from China to Amboise ", the " Music and candlelight " evenings, the “Avanti la Musica” Festival or the superbe exhibition " Christmas through the centuries". ".possible to organize private events in a prestigious place, during the day or at night.

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