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Royal Castle of Amboise Priority Entrance

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  • Save time and skip the lines to the Château d'Amboise, one of the highest renowned castles in France.
  • Fun fact: It was the place of residence for the kings of France for over 400 years.
  • Surrounded by 10-foot high walls, the castle looks more like a fortress in comparison to the row of ordinary houses that rest at its foot.
  • Use the latest HistoPad technology with 3D reconstructions of the Logis (included in the entrance fee) to explore the castle at your own pace.
  • A HstoPad disinfection cabinet (Automatic sterilization system using ultraviolet germicidal rays) is used for each tablet.
  • Witness the late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture influences on the castle, and admire the massive collection of furniture representing the pinnacle of French luxury.
  • A key highlight of your tour will be your visit to the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, in the castle's chapel.
  • Don't miss out on strolling through the gardens in search of traveling plants and over 80 species of birds.
  • Infants aged 6 and below can enter for free - no ticket required. Children aged 7-17, as well as students, enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 31 December, 2022.
  • These Tickets are valid until 31 December, 2022.

Chateau Clos Luce: Leonardo Da Vinci's last home

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  • Travel through 800 years of French history at the Château of Clos Lucé at your own leisure.
  • Enjoy priority access with skip-the-line access as you explore the stunning Château du Clos Lucé in the Loire Valley.
  • Marvel at the architecture of the historical building as you learn about its importance in the history of Amboise.
  • Spend leisure time in the house where Da Vinci spent the last 3 years of his life, devoting his last breaths to his inventions.
  • Witness some of the Italian Maestro’s best inventions on display at the Château alongside other splendid collections of art.
  • Some of Da Vinci’s inventions that you will be able to check out are the aerial screw, assault chariot, and multi-barrelled gun.
  • Create unforgettable memories with your loved ones as you rest on the lush, manicured gardens belonging to the Château.
  • Tickle your taste buds with local delicacies at three different restaurants available on-site (at your own cost).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 31 December, 2022.
  • These Tickets are valid until 31 December, 2022.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Chateau D’Amboise is a stunning castle overlooking the Loire River and Valley. The castle was seized by Charles VII of France in 1434 and has been home to many French kings throughout history. Chateau D’Amboise is also famous for its stunning gardens. Visitors to Chateau D’Amboise can tour the castle grounds, stroll through the gardens, and learn about the castle’s long history. You will also be able to visit the Chapel of Saint Hubert, which features some stunning architecture and sculptures, and view the final resting palace of the Italian master, Leonardo da Vinci. Chateau D’Amboise is truly a remarkable place and is well worth a visit.

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Chateau D’Amboise Tickets: Priority Entrance

Skip the ticketing lines to gain access to one of the highest renowned castles in France with Chateau D’Amboise Priority Entrance Tickets. Explore the castle at your own pace as you marvel at the fortress-like architecture and structure of the castle. Get to use the latest HistoPad technology with 3D reconstructions and marvel at the late Gothic architecture with the hint of early Renaissance influence. Take a stroll through the garden and find yourself amidst over 80 species of birds. Make sure to visit the chapel where you will find the maestro- Leonardo Da Vinci’s tomb.

Free Tickets: For Infants aged 7 & below.

Discounted Tickets: For children aged 8 to 17 and students.

History Of Chateau D’Amboise 

The Château D’Amboise was originally constructed towards the end of the 9th century. In 1434, the castle was seized by Charles VII of France, when the owner, Louis D’Amboise was found plotting against the monarchy. Charles VIII rebuilt the castle extensively, first in 1492 in the late French gothic flamboyant style and later in 1495 with the help of renowned Italian mason builders. The chateau became a favorite for the French Kings, all the way until Francis I. However, by the beginning of the 17th century, the chateau was abandoned, and a significant part of the chateau was demolished by the 19th century.

Today, the chateau is maintained and repaired by the Fondation Saint-Louis.

Chateau D’Amboise Highlights

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Renaissance architecture

The first Renaissance decorative motifs were by Fra Giocondo and Domenico da Cortona, Italian mason builders employed by Charles VIII. Charles VIII discovered the Italian Renaissance style during his expeditions in the 1490s and commissioned improvements and renovations, making Amboise an excellent example of early Renaissance architecture. His successor, Louis XII, built the Renaissance wing perpendicular to the Gothic wing.

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Chateau D’Amboise Gardens

The gardens of the Chateau d’Amboise feature a charming mix of immaculately clipped cones and box balls. They wonderfully complement the grand architecture of the chateau. The simple color scheme of green, white, and grey along with a bit of pink and blue, perfectly suits the garden layout and castle. A new garden was added in 2005, featuring geometric stone slabs and rosemary, jasmine, cyprus, and laurel.

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Chateau D’Amboise Towers

One of the highlights of the Chateau is the two towers - Tour Heurtault and Tous des Minimes. The towers don’t have stairs leading to the top and instead have a gentle slope. The entrance to the towers is located on the quai, and the slope allows carriages and soldiers on horseback to reach the garden terrace.

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Saint Hubert Chapel

Built between 1491 and 1496, the Chapel of Saint Hubert is a Gothic chapel that is perched right on the edge of the wall of the chateau. Although small, the chapel is exquisitely built and tells the story of Saint Hubert. The chapel features some beautiful sculptures and architecture and is a must-see for guests.

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Tomb Of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Chapel of Saint Hubert is also renowned for being the resting place of the Italian genius, Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci was originally buried in the church of St. Florentin in Amboise, but following its demolition during the French Revolution, the remains of the Italian genius were moved to the Chapel of Saint Hubert.

Where is Chateau D’Amboise?

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The iconic Château d'Amboise, recognized as the monument historique is a castle located in Loire Valley of France, in its Indre-et-Loire department of the region. The castle built at Mnt de l'Emir Abd el Kader, 37400 Amboise, France, is about a 20-minute walk from the Amboise railway station, making it extremely popular among tourists thanks to its easy commute.

Plan Your Visit To Chateau D’Amboise

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Chateau d'Amboise is open every day of the week. The timings of the castle are as follows:

  • 26 December to 9 January: 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM
  • 10 January to 31 January: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:45 PM
  • February:  9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • March: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • April, May, June: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • July and August: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • September, October, and until November 15: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • 16 November to 24 December: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Closed On: 1 January & 25 December.

Chateau D’Amboise Tickets

Address: Mnt de l'Emir Abd el Kader, 37400 Amboise, France

Find it on the map.

  • By Car:
    - Motorway A10, take the Amboise exit, then the D31, followed by the N152 for 15 km.
    - Motorway A28, take the Tours-Sud interchange in the direction of the A85.
    - Motorway A85, take the Bléré – Amboise - Chenonceau exit, then the D31 in the direction of Amboise.
  • By Train: Take INTERCITIES Line from Paris or Austerlitz station to Amboise Station. The destination is a 20-minute walk from here (approx 1.3 kilometers).

Chateau d'Amboise Tickets Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Baby Changer
  • Shop
  • Picnic Spots
  • Dogs are allowed on leash in the gardens. But they have to be carried in a bag inside the castle. Dogs are not allowed in underground areas.
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  • Facilities for guests with reduced mobility are not always available since the Chateau d’Amboise is a classified Historic Monument. It is recommended that an adult accompanies guests with reduced mobility. 
  • Toilets are adapted to allow easy access for guests with limited mobility.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed on leash in the gardens.
Chateau d'Amboise Chateau Du Clos Luce Tickets

Château du Clos Lucé: Located just 500 meters away from the Chateau d’Amboise, it is connected to the main castle by an underground passageway. It was famous for being the home of Leonardo da Vinci from 1516 until his death in 1519. 

Château Gaillard: Chateau Gaillard was built at the end of the 12th century. A symbol of the power of Richard the Lionheart, the chateau had a reputation as a great fortress. 

Pagoda Of Chanteloup: Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, the Chanteloup Pagoda was built in the 18th century in a 14-acre park. The Pagoda features 149 steps, and you can catch stunning panoramic views of the Loire Valley, the forest, and the castle of Amboise from the top. 

Amboise Town Hall Museum: Built between 1501 and 1505, The Amboise Town Hall Museum originally served as the residence of Duc de Choiseul.

Visitor Tips

  • Large bags and suitcases cannot be taken into the attraction. 
  • Bags and strollers will be checked before you enter the attraction.
  • Smoking within the premises of the Chateau D’Amboise is not permitted.
  • Dogs are not permitted into the underground areas of the attraction.
  • Dogs must be on a leash in the gardens and must be carried in your hands when inside the chateau.
  • Guests are allowed to have a picnic in the gardens of the chateau.

All Your Questions About Chateau D’Amboise Tickets Answered

Q. Is the Chateau D’Amboise tour open now?

A. Yes, the Chateau D’Amboise is open to visitors. You can book your Chateau D’Amboise tickets online.

Q. How much do the Chateau D’Amboise tickets cost?

A. There are multiple Chateau D’Amboise ticket options, with each of the tickets offering a unique experience. Chateau D’Amboise start from €13.90 Children between 7 and 18 enjoy discounted pricing.

Q. Is it safe to go for Chateau D’Amboise tours post COVID-19?

A. Yes, it is safe to visit the Chateau D’Amboise post-COVID-19. Numerous safety measures have been taken to ensure that guests are safe and protected. 

Q. Can I buy Chateau D’Amboise tickets online?

A. Yes, tickets to Chateau D’Amboise can be purchased online.

Q. Is there any student discount on Chateau D’Amboise tickets?

A. Yes, student discounts on Chateau D’Amboise tickets are available. 

Q. What is the best way to buy tickets to Chateau D’Amboise?

A. The best way to purchase tickets to Chateau D’Amboise tickets are online.

Q. What is the cancellation policy for Chateau D’Amboise tickets?

A. The tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

Q. Do my Chateau D’Amboise tickets include priority entrance?

A. Yes, Chateau D’Amboise provides you with priority entrance.

Q. What is the best time to go for the Chateau D’Amboise tour?

A. The best time to visit Château D’Amboise is early in the morning, around 9 AM, to avoid large crowds. 

Q. Does my Chateau D’Amboise tickets provide me access to the Leonardo Da Vinci tomb?

A. Yes, Chateau D’Amboise tickets allow the visitors to access the Leonardo Da Vinci tomb

Q. How long does it take to drive to Chateau D’Amboise from Paris?

A. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to drive from Paris to Amboise.

Q. When was Chateau D’Amboise built?

A. Chateau D'Amboise was built in the 11th century. 

Q. How far is Chateau D’Amboise from Château du Clos Lucé?

A. Chateau D’Amboise is located approximately 500 meters from Chateau du Clos Luce. 

Q. How long should I spend in Chateau D’Amboise?

A. It is recommended you spend about half a day at the Chateau D’Amboise to explore the attraction.

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