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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.
Read on to know more about the timings, highlights, Chateau d'Amboise tickets and more.
As Chateau d'Amboise is a major tourist attractions if you plan to visit Loire Valley, it can become difficult to get your hands on the tickets without prior arrangements. Book your tickets online in advance and enjoy a hassle-free experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chateau d'Amboise is open every day of the week. The timings of the castle are as follows:
Closed On: 1 January & 25 December.
Address: Mnt de l'Emir Abd el Kader, 37400 Amboise, France
A. Yes, tickets to Chateau D’Amboise can be purchased online.
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.
A. Yes, student discounts on Chateau D’Amboise tickets are available.
A. The best way to purchase tickets to Chateau D’Amboise tickets are online.
A. The Chateau D’Amboise tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled. It is advised to check the details before purchasing.
A. Yes, Chateau D’Amboise provides you with priority entrance.
A. The best time to visit Château D’Amboise is early in the morning, around 9 AM, to avoid large crowds.
A. Yes, Chateau D’Amboise tickets allow the visitors to access the Leonardo Da Vinci tomb
A. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to drive from Paris to Amboise.
A. Chateau D'Amboise was built in the 11th century.
A. Chateau D’Amboise is located approximately 500 meters from Chateau du Clos Luce.
A. It is recommended you spend about half a day at the Chateau D’Amboise to explore the attraction.
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