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The Royal Château d'Amboise – Visit with optional audio guide

Activity - Holidays & weekends in Amboise

The Royal Château d'Amboise – Visit with optional audio guide - Activity - Holidays & weekends in Amboise
Culture and education

BP 371 - Amboise

Visit the impressive and elegant château d'amboise, an important historical site overlooking the loire valley.

From its royal dwellings and watch towers to its vast gardens, this prestigious castle offers visitors plenty of refined sites to explore.

The Château d'Amboise boasts artistic elegance from the Renaissance period and offers a remarkable panorama of the Loire Valley. Once a former medieval fortress, it was transformed into the royal residence under the reign of French Kings Charles viii and François I.

Whether you choose the self-guided or audio-guided tour, you'll discover the exceptional collection of Gothic and Renaissance-style furniture in the royal appartments. You'll be free to explore the areas that interest you, including the impressive watch towers, the Saint-Hubert Chapel which contains Leonard de Vinci's remains, and the ornate gardens which look out across the Loire.

Be swept away by the charm and beauty of this stunning Renaissance castle in Val de Loire!


The Royal Château d'Amboise – Visit with optional audio guide
11 €
Pricing formulas
Adult (18 years +)
Child (7 to 17 years)
Infant (0–6 years) – Free

Practical information

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Good to knowActivity subject to weather conditions
In detail

• Availability: every day (excluding January 1 and December 25)
• Duration of the audio-guided tour: 1 hour approx.
• Times: from 9am to 7pm (depending on the time of year; see calendar)
• Audio-guide languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Polish
• Departure Point: Château Royal d'Amboise
• To take part in this activity, simply present your booking voucher at the Château's ticket office

Establishment policy

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Included in the price
• Admission to the Château d'Amboise
• An explanatory leaflet for the self-guided tour
• Audio-guide commentary for the audio-guided tour
Not included in the price
• The services of a tour guide
• Commentary from an audio-guide during the self-guided tour
• Tips (optional)
• All other extras
Cancellation conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied: Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Places of interest nearby

Museum of L'Hôtel de ville (60 yd)
The Royal Château d'Amboise (120 yd)
Church Saint-Florentin (120 yd)
Tourist Office of Amboise (510 yd)
Castle of the Clos Lucé (690 yd)
Train station of Amboise (1050 yd)
Castle of Chanteloup (1.7 mi)
Theme Park Mini-Châteaux Val de Loire (1.7 mi)
Forest of Amboise (2.2 mi)
Barn Aux dîmes (2.5 mi)

Events nearby

Last nameDescriptionDateCity
International Garden Festival
A unique place for temporary modern landscape creationsFrom 24 april to 4 november 2018Chaumont-sur-Loire (10.3 mi)
A fun and festive wine tourism event to discover the wines of the LoireMay 2019Tours (13.8 mi)
Touraine Loire Valley Marathon
An accessible marathon for all on the banks of the LoireSeptember 2019Tours (14 mi)
Terres du son
A big musical and ecological festival in Tours in the Centre regionJuly 2019Monts (17 mi)
World Cultures Festival
International folk dance and music festivalAugust 2019Montoire-sur-le-Loir (24 mi)

Restaurants nearby

Last nameStyleRateCity
French cuisine29 € Amboise
Le Clos d'Amboise
French cuisine32 € Amboise
La salamandre
French cuisine18 € Amboise
Le 36
French cuisine55 € Amboise
Restaurant La Bréche
French cuisine32 € Amboise
La Bonne Étape
French cuisine14 € Amboise

Outings nearby

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vines and heritage
HikeEasy1h45Vernou-sur-Brenne (6.6 mi)
From Pouillé to Montrichard along the Cher River
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Pouillé (15.7 mi)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (17.7 mi)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (22 mi)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (24 mi)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (24 mi)

Accommodation nearby

Last nameAccommodation typeRateCity
Hotel Bellevue
Hotel90 € to 289 € per nightAmboise
Le Pavillon Des Lys
Hotel130 € to 310 € per nightAmboise
Inter-Hotel Amboise Chaptal
Hotel47 € to 112 € per nightAmboise
Hôtel Le Français
Hotel61 € to 88 € per nightAmboise
Le Clos d'Amboise
Hotel141 € to 332 € per nightAmboise
Hôtel Le Blason
Hotel53 € to 95 € per nightAmboise
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