Amboise Castle Tickets for the visit of the castle and its gardens.
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The Royal Château of Amboise, located on a rocky spur at the confluence of the Amasse and the Loire, is a little wonder of the Loire Valley. Although not the largest castle in the region, it has **a rich and fascinating history **dating back to the Middle Ages.
From Charles VII to Louis XIV, all the sovereigns of France visited the Château d'Amboise, making it a symbol of the country's royal history. By visiting the castle, you can discover the different periods of its history through its architecture, from the medieval era to the French Renaissance.
Upon entering the castle, you'll be transported into the history of France. 15th-century furniture and period tapestries will literally immerse you in the daily life of kings and queens. But the jewel of the castle is undoubtedly the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci. The famous Italian artist and inventor spent his last years in Amboise, where he died in 1519. His tomb, located in the castle chapel, is a place of reflection for visitors from around the world.
The gardens of the Château d'Amboise are also a must-visit destination. With its flowerbeds, fountains, and views of the Loire Valley, the gardens offer an oasis of calm and beauty. A walk in the gardens is an excellent way to relax after the castle visit.
Finally, the Château d'Amboise is also an ideal starting point for exploring the other castles of the Loire. The majestic Château de Chambord, with its imposing towers and French gardens, is only 25 km away. The beautiful Château de Chenonceau, which spans the Cher River, is 30 km away. With their gardens and richly decorated rooms, these castles are a must-see for history and architecture enthusiasts.
In summary, a visit to the Château d'Amboise and its gardens is an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. Whether you're interested in history, art, or simply the beauty of the place, you won't be disappointed.
Opening hours of the Château Royal d’Amboise
The Castle is open every day of the year (except December 25 and January 1)
January: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
February: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
March: 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
April, May, June: 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
July, August: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
From September 01 to November 01: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From 02 November to 15 November: 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
From November 16 to December 24: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
From December 26 to 31: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Access to the Château d'Amboise
From Paris (Around 1,5 hours 1h50): Take the TGV between Paris (gare Montparnasse) and Tours (Gare Saint-Pierre-des-Corps), then the TER Tours-Amboise or the direct connection INTERCITES from Paris, Austerlitz station to Amboise station.
From Tours (Around 25 mn): Take the TER Tours-Amboise.
From the A10 motorway, take the exit n ° 18 (Château-Renault / Amboise) and then go about ten kilometers on the D31 until Amboise
GPS coordinates of Château d'Amboise : N47.412908 E 0.985605
Free car park.