Royal Château of Amboise

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The royal chateau of Amboise – France Léonard de Serres

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The royal chateau of Amboise – Loire Valley Léonard de Serres

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The royal chateau of Amboise – France ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

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The tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, in the royal chateau of Amboise Léonard de Serres

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The royal chateau of Amboise Basile Moriceau

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The garden of Naples – Royal chateau of Amboise ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

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The royal chateau of Amboise – France ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

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The royal chateau of Amboise – France ADT Touraine / Jean-Christophe Coutand

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The royal chateau of Amboise Léonard de Serres

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The royal chateau of Amboise Basile Moriceau

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The Saint-Hubert chapel – Royal chateau of Amboise Droits réservés

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The royal chateau of Amboise Joel KLINGER

Overlooking the river, the royal castle of Amboise is a perfect representative of the Loire Valley chateaux.
From its rocky promontory, the old medieval stronghold also offers a beautiful view of the town of Amboise. Under the reign of King Charles VIII, then under Louis XII and Francis I, the castle was transformed into a royal residence. Occupied by the French court during the Renaissance, the monument then attracted artists from all over Europe to the Loire Valley, starting with Leonardo da Vinci. Invited by Francis I, the Italian genius spent the last three years of his life at the King's side. Although he lived in the neighbouring Clos Lucé castle, it was in the royal castle of Amboise that Leonardo da Vinci rests. Every year, visitors from all over the world come to pay their respects at his burial place, in the pretty Saint Hubert chapel.
The Royal Château of Amboise has an exceptional collection of furniture, testifying to the artistic refinement of the first French Renaissance. From room to room, precious pieces of French history are discussed during the visit of the dwelling. You will also discover an astonishing architecture, such as the Tour des Minimes and the Heurtault Tower, equipped with a bridle ramp allowing riders to enter the enclosure without setting foot on the ground.
Outside, the Garden of Naples was the first Renaissance garden in the Loire Valley. Many other landscaped areas embellish these places, such as the Oriental garden which perpetuates the memory of the four years of captivity in Amboise of Emir Abdelkader and his family members. In the alleys of the park, it is quite possible that you may come across one of the 80 species of birds that have made their home there. As a reward for an ecological approach undertaken for many years, the Royal Castle of Amboise has been awarded the LPO (League for the Protection of Birds) refuge label since 2019.
The Château d'Amboise belongs to the Saint-Louis Foundation.
On site: tea room, shop, reception or seminar area. Sound and light show proposed in summer.
Geographical location: east of Indre-et-Loire. Travel time by car: 30 minutes from Tours, 2h30 from Paris, 40 minutes from Saint-Aignan (Zoo de Beauval).

Description

Rating / Labels

  • Jardin remarquable
  • 500 ans RenaissanceS
  • Accueil Vélo site de visite et de loisirs
  • Démarche d'excellence grands sites
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
  • Site Ambassadeur Unesco

Languages spoken

  • French
  • English

Comfort / services

  • Picnic area

Opening

Open from 01/09/2020 to 30/09/2020

  • Lundi : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Mardi : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Mercredi : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Jeudi : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Vendredi : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Samedi : from 10h00 to 18h00
  • Dimanche : from 10h00 to 18h00

Open from 02/11/2020 to 15/11/2020

  • Lundi : from 09h00 to 17h30
  • Mardi : from 09h00 to 17h30
  • Mercredi : from 09h00 to 17h30
  • Jeudi : from 09h00 to 17h30
  • Vendredi : from 09h00 to 17h30
  • Samedi : from 09h00 to 17h30
  • Dimanche : from 09h00 to 17h30

Open from 16/11/2020 to 24/12/2020

  • Lundi : from 09h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 16h45
  • Mardi : from 09h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 16h45
  • Mercredi : from 09h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 16h45
  • Jeudi : from 09h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 16h45
  • Vendredi : from 09h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 16h45
  • Samedi : from 09h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 16h45
  • Dimanche : from 09h00 to 12h30andfrom 14h00 to 16h45

Open from 26/12/2020 to 31/12/2020

  • Lundi : from 09h00 to 16h45
  • Mardi : from 09h00 to 16h45
  • Mercredi : from 09h00 to 16h45
  • Jeudi : from 09h00 to 16h45
  • Samedi : from 09h00 to 16h45
  • Dimanche : from 09h00 to 16h45

Open from 01/10/2020 to 01/11/2020

  • Lundi : from 09h00 to 18h00
  • Mardi : from 09h00 to 18h00
  • Mercredi : from 09h00 to 18h00
  • Jeudi : from 09h00 to 18h00
  • Vendredi : from 09h00 to 18h00
  • Samedi : from 09h00 to 18h00
  • Dimanche : from 09h00 to 18h00

Extra reception info

Nouvelles conditions d’accès au château :
- Port obligatoire du masque à partir de 11 ans (masques «grand public» proposés à prix coûtant en billetterie) dans tous les lieux clos.
- Distanciation d’1m entre chaque visiteur dans les files d’attente et dans les jardins.
- Distributeurs de solution hydro-alcoolique à disposition, tout au long du parcours.
- Désinfection systématique et régulière des surfaces de contact.


Rates

  • Full adult price : 13,30 € - Entrée incluant l'HistoPad sans supplément de coût.
  • Discount rate : 11,30 € - Etudiant - Entrée incluant l'HistoPad sans supplément de coût.
  • Child rate : 9,00 € - 7/18 ans -Entrée incluant l'HistoPad sans supplément de coût.
  • Group rate : 9,80 € - + 20 pers. Entrée groupe incluant l'HistoPad sans supplément de coût.
  • Guided tour extra charge : 92,00 € - Forfait guidage (50 pers. max. 1h)
  • Free rate : - 7 ans, guide et chauffeur, journalistes (sur présentation de la carte de presse uniquement).

Payment options

  • American Express
  • Carte bleue
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Travel vouchers
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Visa

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