Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Amboise

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With sweeping panoramic views of the Loire valley, it's no wonder why Chateau Royal d'Amboise was a favorite royal residence of several successive kings. Balconies overlooking the valley create an air of grandeur. The tomb of Leonardo da Vinci resides in the Saint Hubert chapel, renowned as a masterpiece of extravagant Gothic architecture. An armored tank designed by Leonardo da Vinci sits on the grounds of the château.

The architecture quintessentially represents the French Renaissance with gardens and the Minimes and the Heurtault towers. The towers, which served as the royal residence, are available for you to explore, but you need prior permission. After the lavish royal pomp, with permission again, you can descend to the mysterious underground, a place few royals ever saw. Add Chateau Royal d'Amboise to your Amboise travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Amboise visit planner.
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  • Interesting castle with views of Loire River, but chapel where Leonardo da Vinci was buried is closed for reconstruction. Long ramp to enter but worth the climb. Interesting castle rooms and great... 
    Interesting castle with views of Loire River, but chapel where Leonardo da Vinci was buried is closed for reconstruction. Long ramp to enter but worth the climb. Interesting castle rooms and great...  more »
  • the castle is Beautifully located just at the Loire rover. It has interesting interiors and really nice gardens. 
    the castle is Beautifully located just at the Loire rover. It has interesting interiors and really nice gardens.  more »
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  • This is a great castle to visit- nice rooms, pretty location but the best part is the underground "city" located beneath the chateau! The dry moats are incredible and there are lots of additional extras to see such as the wine presses, ancient kitchens etc. The best for us was that the site was really dog friendly... we had to carry our sausage-dog through the actual house but he was able to walk through the rest of the site.
  • Everything was very pretty and well taken care off. The castle is beautiful and i totally recommended going there. However, they do NOT welcome you if you haven't gotten tested or vaccinated. Therefore the 1 star rating. Other than that they deserve the full stars but they're not inclusive and will just deny you.

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