Amboise Castle

  • distance: around 35km

Amboise Castle sits on a bluff above the Loire River, presiding over the town of Amboise, a small municipality in the Indre-et-Loire department.

For four centuries, the castle belonged to the powerful d'Amboise family, before it became a royal property in 1434.  During the Renaissance, the chateau served as the official residence of several kings of France.

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