Royal Château of Amboise To reserve

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Park and garden, Historical sites and monuments

Palace

Listed or registered (CNMHS)

Star rates and labels

Jardin remarquable - La Loire à Vélo - Qualité Tourisme - 500 ans RenaissanceS

Hearing handicap - Mental handicap - Motor handicap - Visual handicap

This chateau was the first Renaissance building in the Loire Valley. Fully furnished and decorated and has one of the beautiful panoramic gardens of the Loire and Amboise. Leonardo da Vinci lies in Saint Hubert Chapel.

Perched on a headland overlooking the Loire, there’s a variety of ways to explore Charles VIII and François I’s château: guided tours, special family tours, go “behind the scenes of history” in the castle towers and cellars. This historical French landmark surrounded by landscaped gardens that have recently been joined by the “Naples Terrace” is also home to an incredible collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture. The chapel houses Leonardo da Vinci’s tomb who died in Amboise. With the family, picture Charles, François and King Henri II and Catherine de Medici’s children running and laughing in the Château Royal d’Amboise...Have fun finding out how the people who made history grew up.

This chateau was the first Renaissance building in the Loire Valley. Fully furnished and decorated and has one of the beautiful panoramic gardens of the Loire and Amboise. Leonardo da Vinci lies in Saint Hubert Chapel.

The royal château was built in the 15th and 16th centuries and introduced Italian style to the Loire Valley. The first garden was designed by Dom Pacello da Mercogliano from Naples in the late 15th century. It lay in the terrace extension and formed a wide alley that unfurled from the king’s lodge overlooking the river. One century later, the Royal Court left the Loire Valley to join the Seine Court so the garden was reduced to an alley with trimmed trees whilst the terrace stayed throughout the centuries. The garden’s various states have recently been brought back to life in 3D and have been at the entrance to the new “Naples Terrace” since early May 2017. The panoramic grounds received the “Jardins Remarquables” accreditation in February 2017.

Rates

Full adult price
from 13,10 €
Discount rate
from 11,30 €
Child rate
from 9,00 €
Group rate
from 9,80 €
Free rate
Guided tour extra charge
from 92,00 €

Equipments

Picnic area, Bar / refreshment bar

Interactive terminal, Shop

Spoken languages

French, English

Languages of the documentation

French, English, German, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portugese, Romanian, Russian, Czech

Payment methods

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

Pet friendly

Yes

Vidéo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRGW4ddQMeM
Royal Château of Amboise
BP 371
37400 AMBOISE

To reserve