Amboise

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Amboise
TownAmboise
Insee code37003
Postcode37400
Latitude47.4133260
Longitude0.9844070
AltitudeFrom 52 to 127 meters
Surface40.65 km²
Population13375 inhabitants
Density329 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsPocé-sur-Cisse at 3.9 km (8 min)
Chief townTours (at 24 km, 31 min)Chargé at 4.3 km (7 min)
DepartmentIndre-et-LoireNazelles-Négron at 4.6 km (10 min)
RegionCentreSearch another town

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SIGHTSEEING

  • Chateau Royal Amboise:
  • This medieval fortress Amboise gives way to a royal residence during the reigns of King Charles the 8th and Francis 1st (late fifteenth and early sixteenth century). The court and number of scholars and European artists Amboise stay at the invitation of the sovereigns, the example of Leonardo da Vinci, which is based in the castle chapel.
  • This landmark in the history of France has an exceptional collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture that reflects the artistic refinement of the early French Renaissance.
  • After the tour the royal apartments of the towers and bridleways, the walk continues in beautiful panoramic gardens overlooking the Loire.
  • Open to visitors all year except January 1 and December 25.
  • Information: Tel. : +33 8 20 20 50 50.
  • Chateau du Clos Luce, remains available to Leonardo da Vinci by François 1er, after some years of happy life in this castle genius died there. His body lies in the Chapel of St. Hubert Castle Amboise.
  • Discover the Amboise by train! Travel to the heart of the city by train and discover the royal castle of Amboise, the Clos Luce, the Ile d'Or, the city center. Daily departure at the foot of the castle at 11am and then from 14h to 18h every 45 minutes.
  • Numerous events throughout the year, the summer many opportunities around the Loire River: canoe, boat flat bottom ...
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Amboise
Information pointsTourist Office of Amboise
Leisure centresMuseum of L'Hôtel de ville,   Theme Park Mini-Châteaux Val de Loire
MonumentsCastle of Amboise,   Castle of Chanteloup,   Castle of the Clos Lucé,   Church Saint-Florentin
Natural sitesForest of Amboise

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Summer, Night Extravaganza at Castle Amboise.
  • Festival de la BD, activities, workshops, meetings, dedications, the first weekend of July.
  • European Heritage Days the third weekend of September.
  • Feast of St. Hubert in the castle of Amboise early November.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Discover the Loire in Canadian CanoesNature and the outdoorsFrom 16 € to 338 €Amboise
Discover the art of glass-blowingCraft5 €Chargé (5.5 km)
Tour and tasting at Nitray CastleCulture and educationFrom 5 € to 7 €Athée-sur-Cher (10 km)
Hot air balloon flights in the Loire ValleyNature and the outdoorsFrom 205 € to 720 €Chenonceaux (11 km)
Guided cruise in ChenonceauNature and the outdoorsFrom 6.50 € to 9.50 €Chisseaux (12.3 km)

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WEATHER

Friday 31 October
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Min. 8°C - Max. 20°C
Saturday 1 November
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Min. 10°C - Max. 18°C
Sunday 2 November
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Min. 13°C - Max. 17°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAu Coeur Vaillant  
8.9
Amboise
Chatelain - In the heart of the city of François 1er, close to the castle and the Clos Lucé, Au Coeur Vaillant is a gourmet stop in Amboise. Majestic, the building offers a pleasant...
Located in Amboise30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe 36  
9.3
Amboise
Le 36, Choiseul's gourmet restaurant welcomes you in a charming 18th century in the heart of the Chateaux of the Loire Valley. In this beautiful light, airy room with freestone walls...
Located in Amboise55 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant La Bréche  
9.2
Amboise
EDGE Loire - Amboise, castles, the famous home of Leonardo da Vinci's famous Pagoda of Chanteloup ... and restaurant The Breach! Visit because, frankly, it makes you hungry! And what...
Located in Amboise25 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsAuberge forestière Marcheroux    
9
Amboise
May we suggest that you stay in our 17th century inn situated in the forest of Amboise on the road to the wold famous château of Chenonceau. Quiet place. Zoo Beauval. Bike Loire Valley....
Located in AmboiseFrom 70 € to 75 € the double room 
Farm with 4 bedroomsLe Clos    
9
Limeray
On the road of vineyards and near Loire Castles, at 5 mn of Amboise, old farm seventeenth century, where Christine and Hugues de Sairigné will be happy to welcome you. Surrounded by...
Located 5.3 km from AmboiseFrom 65 € to 80 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsLe Pressoir    
9.3
Montreuil-en-Touraine
Former wine farm of the 18th century, in the heart of the chateaux and vineyards of the Loire. 3 rooms : Ladybirds upstairs home (max 3 p) or Hydrangeas outbuildings groundfloor (max...
Located 8.8 km from AmboiseFrom 58 € to 80 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 2 personsStudios de soizick, en bord de loire  
9.3
Amboise
2 Studios very quaint and very quiet and fully equipped and independent ground floor of an old coaching inn, located on the Loire, opposite the Chateau d'Amboise, near downtown, train...
Located in AmboiseFrom 300 € to 450 € per week 
House for 6 personsGite Le troglo -mignon   NEW
Nazelles-Négron
Semi- troglodyte gite can accommodate 6 people. A semi -troglodyte space for 4 people and complement the wine house with the ability to accommodate 2 extra people with a bathroom and...
Located 2.2 km from AmboiseFrom 470 € to 560 € per week 
House for 5 personsLa petite Chaumine  
8.4
La Croix-en-Touraine
The gates of the Castle of Amboise and Chenonceau (7 km), former Touraine house (68 sqm) with 1 C. (1 bed 140), living room (sofa bed 130 90), kitchen diner (cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer,...
Located 8 km from AmboiseFrom 200 € to 300 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
168 places over 3,5 haAirotel la Mignardiere    
9.2
Ballan-Miré
At 8 km southwest of Tours (Loire Valley), your ideal location for exploring the area and its castles.
Located 27 km from AmboiseFrom 18 € to 25 € per day 

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HOTELS

Villa Bellagio Amboise - Hotel in AmboiseVilla Bellagio Amboise     
7.5
Amboise
Villa Bellagio Amboise is located in Amboise, near the Château Royal and the Clos Lucé. It has an outdoor swimming pool and offers free parking at the entrance. The Villa Bellagio offers...
Located in AmboiseRoom from 60 €
Le Clos d'Amboise - Hotel in AmboiseLe Clos d'Amboise     
8.7
Amboise
Housed in a mansion in the heart of the old town, Le Clos D'amboise is surrounded by a large landscaped garden. The property was built in the 17th century. It offers charming rooms...
Located in AmboiseRoom from 95 €
Best Western Le Vinci Loire Valley - Hotel in AmboiseBest Western Le Vinci Loire Valley     
8.1
Amboise
In the heart of the Loire Valley, Best Western Le Vinci Loire Valley is situated 1.5 km from the centre of Amboise and its castle. Its air-conditioned guest rooms have free Wi-Fi and...
Located in AmboiseRoom from 76 €

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Clarion Hotel Château Belmont Tours
This 4-star hotel is set in a 2.5-hectare park in Tours City Centre. It features a heated swimming pool, a hot tub and a fitness room. The air-conditioned...
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Best Western l'Artist Hotel
Best Western l'Artist Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Old City centre of Tours and 150 metres from the central train station....
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