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Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Amboise

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With sweeping panoramic views of the Loire valley, it's no wonder why Chateau Royal d'Amboise was a favorite royal residence of several successive kings. Balconies overlooking the valley create an air of grandeur. The tomb of Leonardo da Vinci resides in the Saint Hubert chapel, renowned as a masterpiece of extravagant Gothic architecture. An armored tank designed by Leonardo da Vinci sits on the grounds of the château.

The architecture quintessentially represents the French Renaissance with gardens and the Minimes and the Heurtault towers. The towers, which served as the royal residence, are available for you to explore, but you need prior permission. After the lavish royal pomp, with permission again, you can descend to the mysterious underground, a place few royals ever saw. Add Chateau Royal d'Amboise to your Amboise travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Amboise visit planner.
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  • This historic Castle, built in the late 15th century, became the favored royal residence in the Loire under Charles VIII. Charles is famous for accidentally killing himself by walking into a door... 
    This historic Castle, built in the late 15th century, became the favored royal residence in the Loire under Charles VIII. Charles is famous for accidentally killing himself by walking into a door...  more »
  • My friend and I debated which Chateau in La Loire valley was the most beautiful and impressive; we still cannot decide! The setting and the grounds of the Chateau Royal d'Amboise was breathtaking... 
    My friend and I debated which Chateau in La Loire valley was the most beautiful and impressive; we still cannot decide! The setting and the grounds of the Chateau Royal d'Amboise was breathtaking...  more »
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  • Beautiful castle with gorgeous gardens. Stunning, breathtaking views. Right at the Loire. Slightly challenging with a pram - it is on top of a rock after all. Fun for kids, plenty of space to run around. Entrance fee ok.
  • Beautiful Chateau, visit it early or late to avoid people, it can take 2:30 min if you like to go read the details. Once you left the chateau turn to left and walk for 10 min then you reach Clos Luce. Amboise is a nice town to walk and have something to eat.

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