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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.

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  • Château Recommended Recommended

    Montée de l’Émir-Abd-el-Kader

    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..

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  • Château du Clos-Lucé Recommended Recommended

    2 rue du Clos-Lucé

    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..

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  • The Clock Tower

    pl. Michel-Debré

    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.

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Hotels Amboise

  • Hôtel Le Blason

    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..

  • Boutique Hotel Au Charme Rabelaisien

    25 Rue Rabelais F - 37400 Amboise

    Au Charme Rabelaisien is a charming 18th-century guesthouse nestled in the historical heart of the city of Amboise. Make sure you also take the time to relax in the heated, outdoor swimming-pool or on the sun terrace. The spacious rooms with antique..

  • Le Clos d'Amboise

    27 rue Rabelais F - 37400 Amboise

    Housed in a mansion dating from the 17th century, Le Clos d'Amboise is surrounded by a large landscaped garden in the heart of Amboise. Guests have free access to the heated outdoor pool open in summer and there is also a sauna. It offers elegantly ..

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