Amboise The Essential
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.
This fine château has no architectural