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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

The town of Amboise

On the left bank of the Loire, Amboise has known how to preserve its signs of the past. Its royal château, whose terraces overlook the Loire valley, invites you to walk in the footsteps of the great figures of French History. At Easter, during the Wine fair, the aromas of all the different grape varieties waft their way through the astonishing tunnel of the château which lends itself perfectly to the occasion. At all times, Amboise and its busy shopping streets have known how to seduce visitors. Invited by François I, Leonardo da Vinci lived at the château of Clos Lucé where forty of his fabulous machines are presented.
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