Current Time

Currency

see + do

View As:
|
|
‹ Previous | Next ›

Editors' Pick
Save For Later

Amboise, Amboise

Concierge.com's insider take:

Amboise is, above all, a spectacular site. The immense château royal looms above the river right in the center of town, with its tiny Gothic chapel containing the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci (33-2-47-57-00-98; www.chateau-amboise.com). Part medieval fortress (witness the two massive round towers) and part Renaissance residence, the interiors run the gamut from the vaulted Gothic guard room to the plush chambers of Citizen-King Louis-Philippe. About a ten-minute walk up the hill is the town's other major sight, the Clos Lucé, a red brick manor where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years (33-2-47-57-00-73, www.vinci-closluce.com). It's since been converted into an exhibit of the artist's incredible inventions (helicopter, armored tank, and more), and full-size models constructed from his designs are scattered around the gardens (open April through October). The rest of the town is also pleasant, with its white stone and half-timbered houses, several fine hotels, and riverside promenade.

User Reviews

write a review ›
 

BEEN HERE? TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
Be the first to write a review of Amboise and share your tips with the Concierge.com community.

Write a Review
*The Daily Traveler: The day's best travel tips, secrets, and news that won't wait.
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.

My Concierge.com

Advertisement

I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Mobile Terms and Conditions.

 
iPhone App:

Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!

Learn More ›
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.

Learn More ›

Advertisement

Special Advertisement

Contests, Sweepstakes & Promotions

SEND TO MY PHONE

Send  to your phone!




Don’t show this box again.
This information will be sent directly to your phone and waiting for you in a text message. Simple click on the url in that message or browse concierge.com/mydestinations on your phone.
Need more help? Our FAQ may contain the answer you need.
Never want to type in your cell phone number again?
Register now with Concierge.com and you'll be able to save your number and enjoy other great features like this.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement , Privacy Policy, and mobile terms and conditions. Standard text messaging rates apply.
SUBMIT