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Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise
Royal Château Of Amboise

Situated in the Centre Val de Loire region in the town of Amboise, the medieval fortress of Amboise was replaced by a royal residence during the reigns of Kings Charles VIII and François I (late 15th - early 16th century). A number of men and women of letters from Europe as well as artists stayed at the Court of Amboise at the sovereigns’ invitation, for example, Leonardo da Vinci who was buried in the château’s chapel.

ESSENTIALS

In the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci

Known as "The Florentine Genius," Leonardo da Vinci arrived at Amboise in 1516 at the invitation of King François I. He passed away three years later and was buried, following his wishes, within the royal château. His tomb can be found in Saint-Hubert’s Chapel.

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THE LIFE OF A KING

"As such is our desire"

These were the words used by the young King François I when ordering for the Royal House of the château to be raised one floor.

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HIDDEN TREASURE

Mysterious underground passageways and magical gardens

Beyond the splendours of the Royal House, it is today possible, with prior booking, to discover the underground passages and towers which gave access to the royal residence.

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COUPS DE COEUR

Vouvray wine-producers cellar – Vouvray

Vouvray wine-producers’ cellar welcomes you to a troglodyte site for a guided visit around the cellars and storehouse from where the fine bubbles in Vouvray wine originate, and where still wines are left to mature. The mini-museum on barrel-making and the video entitled "The 4 Seasons of the Vine" complete this discovery. Wine tasting with commentary and a gourmet boutique, complete with Loire wine sales.
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