Amboise Castle

The Amboise Castle is amongst the most visited of the Loire Valley Castles.  It is located close to the Clos Lucé Mansion in the heart of the town of Amboise in the Loire Valley, just 190 kilometres from Paris.  The terraces of the castle offer magnificent panoramic views over the Loire Valley which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The original  mediaeval fortress belonged to the d’Amboise family for 400 years.  But at the end of the fifteenth century, Charles VIII who was born at Amboise, undertook huge building works and transformed it into a royal residence which would later house several kings and queens of France.  He built the Charles VII wing in the gothic style, the chapel of Saint-Hubert, the two knights’ towers (the Tower of the Minimes and the Heurtault Tower) and landscaped the gardens.  His successor Louis XII built a second wing in the Renaissance style.   In the sixteenth century François I put the castle at the centre of political and artistic life; he and his 10,000 courtiers spent some weeks there every year. Following numerous demolitions, particularly during the Revolution, the monument is only a fifth of its original size. A visit to the castle and royal apartments, gives you a glimpse into the everyday life of the royal family.  The chapel of Saint-Hubert houses the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci who painted the Mona Lisa which hangs  in the Louvre. A visit to the Amboise Castle is just one part  of Pariscityvision.com ‘s Mont-Saint-Michel and Châteaux Country 3 days tour.

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Audio Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Chateaux and Wine Tasting from Paris

Audio Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Chateaux and Wine Tasting from Paris

Visit the finest Châteaux of the Loire at your own pace. Take a guided tour (audio guide) of the majestic Château of Chambord and the magnificent Château of Chenonceau with its elegant interior. A fascinating plunge back into the Renaissance. Also see the superb Château of Cheverny.

Duration : 1 day(s)Tour language:
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Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Chateaux and Wine Tasting from Paris

Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Chateaux and Wine Tasting from Paris

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New Program! Loire Valley Châteaux and wine tasting. Come spend an enthralling day in the heart of France’s Loire Valley. Alongside our guide, you will discover the most beautiful châteaux in France: the Château de Chambord (or Château d’Amboise, depending on departure day) and the Château de Chenonceau. You will delve into the universe of French Kings, and can taste the best wines in the Loire Valley.

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2 Day Guided Trip to the Loire Valley Castles from Paris

2 Day Guided Trip to the Loire Valley Castles from Paris

2-day sight-seeing tour to discover the Châteaux of the Loire Valley. Guided tours included: Château d'Amboise, Clos Lucé, gardens of Villandry, Château de Chenonceau, Château de Cheverny and Chambord Castle.

Duration : 2 day(s)Tour language:
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Audio Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Chateaux from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included

Audio Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Chateaux from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included

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Small groups or private tours. Discover the Châteaux of the Loire with our driver guide. Visit the Château of Amboise with Leonardo da Vinci’s grave. Lunch. Visit the Château of Chenonceau and its gardens. Visit the Château of Chambord.

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3 Day Guided Trip to Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel, Loire Valley Chateaux and Wine Tasting from Paris

3 Day Guided Trip to Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel, Loire Valley Chateaux and Wine Tasting from Paris

Discover the legendary Mont Saint-Michel and its bay. Take a 3-day trip to walk on the landing beaches of Omaha Beach and Arromanches, visit Rouen, Honfleur and Saint-Malo, and the Châteaux of the Loire Valley at Langeais, Chenonceau and wine tasting.

Duration : 3 day(s)Tour language:
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Helicopter flight over the Castles of Loire

Fly aboard one of our helicopters in order to see with a different point of view some prestigious castles and sumptuous residences which make the renowned of our region.

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