Things to see and do - Amboise
Unmissable tourist sites
Amboise Travel guide
Amboise : Michelin's recommendations
Perched on the left bank of the Loire, the lovely town of Amboise is redolent of the memory of illustrious characters. The château that dominates the town and the river has been host to Louis XI, Charles VIII and François I. Showing the influence of the Italian Renaissance, this fine building is one of the most sumptuous royal residences of the Loire Valley. Nearby is theChâteau du Clos-Lucé, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his declining years.
Tourist attractions Amboise : Things to see and do
Montée de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader F - 37400 AMBOISE
This fine château has no architectural unity of style. It retains imposing remains of its past magnificence. The St. Hubert Chapel, located on the terrace, houses the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, who died at Amboise in 1519. In the castle itself, succe..
2 r. du Clos Lucé F - 37400 Amboise
This summer residence was selected by Charles VIII for his wife, Anne of Brittany. Leonardo da Vinci took up residence here in 1516. On the ground floor are some magnificent frescoes from the master's workshop (to which a protective coating was added..
pl. Michel-Debré F - 37400 Amboise
This is also called the Amboise Belfry and was erected in the 15C. It overlooks a lively pedestrian street. The latter is full of charm, and is lined with all types of shops, including souvenir shops and cafés.
27 rue Rabelais F - 37400 Amboise
Housed in a mansion in the heart of the old town, Le Clos D'amboise is surrounded by a large landscaped garden. The property was built in the 17th century. It offers charming rooms designed for ultimate comfort. Enjoy lovely views of the grounds fr..
11 Place Richelieu F - 37400 Amboise
Set in a 15th-century house in the heart of Amboise, Hôtel Le Blason offers a 24-hour reception and a patio. It is the perfect base to visit the Loire Valley, only a 15-minute drive from Chenonceau and Chaumont. Decorated in a traditional style, all..
26, rue Jules Ferry, rive droite. F - 37400 AMBOISE
"At a distance of 1 kilometre from the town centre, in the shade of a more than two times centenarian acacia tree, this residence dating back to the beginning of the 20th century has succeeded in preserving the tradition of the ""Art o..
17 quai Charles-Guinot F - 37400 Amboise
Here, a stone's throw from the Château du Clos Lucé, you eat under the watchful eye of Leonardo da Vinci, whose portrait hangs in this resolutely contemporary restaurant. The chef draws on an abundance of fine ingredients to concoct his contemporary ..
Berthellerie F - 37400 Amboise
36 quai Charles-Guinot F - 37400 Amboise
Dine in the winter garden or, in the evening, in the beautiful classic-style dining room overlooking the Loire. Le 36 serves elegant, beautifully presented contemporary cuisine in a comfortable, romantic ambience.
17 r. des Sablonnières F - 37400 Amboise
r. du Cèdre F - 37400 Amboise
A classic château setting for cuisine with a dash of modern flair. Technical finesse, balance of flavours, locally sourced ingredients... in a nutshell, very good!