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  • 1 Château Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 Château du Clos-Lucé Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 3 Musée de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

    Museums and art

    r. François-Ier F - 37400 Amboise

    This fine museum is housed in Amboise's former Town Hall (16C) and recounts this royal town's history. Visitors can admire Aubusson tapestries, a 14C carving of the Virgin Mary, as well as portraits of the Duke of Choiseul.

  • 4 The Clock Tower

    Museums and art

    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.

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