Indre-et-Loire
Amboise
Recommended
Amboise The Essential
Recommended
Perched on the left bank of the Loire, the lovely town of Amboise is redolent of the memory of illustrious characters. The château that dominates the town and the river has been host to Louis XI, Charles VIII and François I. Showing the influence of the Italian Renaissance, this fine building is one of the most sumptuous royal residences of the Loire Valley. Nearby is theChâteau du Clos-Lucé, where Leonardo da Vinci spent his declining years.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Amboise
Château
Château
This fine château has no architectural
120 minutes
Château du Clos-Lucé
Château du Clos-Lucé
This summer residence was selected by
90 minutes
The Clock Tower
The Clock Tower
This is also called the Amboise Belfry
Musée de l'Hôtel-de-Ville
Musée de l'Hôtel-de-Ville
This fine museum is housed in Amboise's
60 minutes