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Amboise

3.9
History Museums · Castles · Parks

Popular things to do in Amboise

Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Castle
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci
History Museum
Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Plou Et Fils ©
Winery / Vineyard
Plou Et Fils Charge
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. It lies on the banks of the Loire River, 27km east of Tours. Today a small market town, it was once home of the French royal court. The town of Amboise is also only about 18km away from the historic Château de Chenonceau, situated on the Cher River near the small village of Chenonceaux. Its former name was Ambacia, from the old name of the river and marsh Amasse.SightsThe city is famous for the Clos Lucé manor house where Leonardo da Vinci lived (and ultimately died) at the invitation of King Francis I of France, whose Château d'Amboise, which dominates the town, is located just 500m away. The narrow streets contain some good examples of timbered housing.Just outside the city is the Pagode de Chanteloup, a 44m tall Chinese Pagoda built in 1775 by the Duke of Choiseul. The Pagoda is seven levels high, with each level slightly smaller than the last one. An interior staircase to reach all levels is open to the public.The Musée de la Poste (in the Hôtel Joyeuse) is a museum tracing the history of the postal delivery service. Put Amboise at the heart of your travel plans by using our France tour itinerary planner.

Side trips from Amboise

Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Specialty Museum
Chateau de Chenonceau Chenonceaux
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Chateau de Chambord ©
Castle
Chateau de Chambord Chambord
4.3
Duration: 3 hours
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Castle
Chateau de Cheverny Cheverny
4.3
Duration: 3 hours
ZooParc de Beauval ©
Zoo
ZooParc de Beauval Saint-Aignan
4.3
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Amboise

Mini-Châteaux Val de Loire
Park
Mini-Châteaux Val de Loire
2.1
Duration: 2 hours
Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise ©
Brewery
Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Caves Duhard ©
Winery / Vineyard
Caves Duhard
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Amboise

Eglise Saint-Denis ©
Church
Eglise Saint-Denis
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Amboise

Eglise Saint-Florentin ©
History Museum
Eglise Saint-Florentin
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Amboise

La Pagode de Chanteloup et son parc ©
Park
La Pagode de Chanteloup et son parc
2.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

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