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Amboise is a town in the Indre-et-Loire department of central France, 20 km east of Tours.

Get in[edit]

  • The TGV from Paris takes less than 90 minutes.

Get around[edit]


Château d'Amboise in Amboise
  • Château d'Amboise. Former royal castle.
  • Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, 2, rue du Clos Lucé 37400 Amboise, +33 2 47 57 00 73. The home of Leonardo da Vinci for the last three years of his life. The house now holds a museum to his life and work.
  • Pagode de Chanteloup. A 44m Chinese pagoda built in 1775 by the Duke of Choiseul.






  • Manoir de la Maison Blanche, 18 rue de l'Epinetterie Amboise, +33 247231614. B&B on the outskirts of Amboise. Set in a park-like setting with horses in the fields. Wonderful breakfast (French-style) served by a host who speaks impeccable English.


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