What To Expect
The castle, registered as a World Heritage site by Unesco offer one of the most remarkable panoramas of the Loire Valley with its landscaped gardens and wonders on this emblematic monument where you will visit the Royal House, the Chapel (Leonardo da Vinci's tomb) and the gardens.
This medieval fortress made way for a royal residence during the reigns of King Charles VIII and François I (late 15th - early 16th century). The Court and numerous men and women of letters and European artists stayed at Amboise on the sovereigns' invitation, as did Leonardo da Vinci, for example, whose tomb is placed today in the chateau's chapel.
This renowned site for French history has an exceptional collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture, a reference of the artistic finery in the first French Renaissance. After a visit of the Royal apartments and the imposing horsemen's tower, the visit is prolonged by a stroll in the magnificent panoramic gardens overlooking the Loire River.
Schedule 2016 Open all year round except on 1st January and 25th December.
From 02 January to 31 January: 9h-12h30, 14h-16h45
From 01 February to 28 February: 9h-12h30, 13h30-17h
From 01 March to 31 March: 9h-17h30 non-stop
From 01 April to 30 June: 9h-18h30 non-stop
From 01 July to 31 August: 9h-19h00 non-stop
From 01 September to 01 November: 9h-18h00 non-stop
From 02 November to 15 November: 9h-17h30 non-stop
From 16 November to 31 December: 9h-12h30 14h-16h45
Closing of Royal House 30 mins after ticket-office closing. Closing of park 1 hour after ticket-office closing.
Visit with explanatory leaflet at your own pace, this one is included in the admission fee to the Château.
Available in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Brazilian, Japanese, Chinese (traditional and simplified) and Korean.
Audio-Guide are available in option in French, English, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Brazilian, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.
Duration 1 h
Access to the Royal House, Leonardo Da Vinci's Tomb, Gardens
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.
TGV station (Tours-Saint-Pierre-des-Corps) is 20 km from the Château. Or take the connecting train to Amboise train station. To find out more, click www.voyages-sncf.com
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