Chateaux in Amboise – walking distance

Chateau Royal d’Amboise – 2min from le Choiseul
A Renaissance castle overlooking the Loire. “Sound and Light” Show in July and August.

Le Clos Lucé – Amboise
This was the final residence of Leonard de Vinci & contains a collection of some of his inventions

Château Gaillard – Amboise
This royal domain was created by Charles VIII. It was an experimental garden confided to Dom Pacello de Mercogliano, the Léonard of gardens. A brilliant gardener, who acclimatized the orange tree in France and created the plum « Reine Claude ».

Amboise & the Loire Valley

Located below the walls of the Chateau d’Amboise overlooking the Loire, the Choiseul is ideal for visiting the royal castles of the Loire Valley.

Loire valley castles

Chateau de Chenonceau – 20km
Exceptional through the richness of its history, built and protected by famous women: Queen Catherine de Medicis

Chateau Royal de Blois – 35km
Favourite residence of kings and queens of France in the Renaissance period, this castle is a real panorama of the architecture and the history of the Val de Loire.

Chateau de Cheverny – 50km
The most magnificently-furnished of all the Loire Valley castles.

Gardens & nature

Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire – 20 km
This castle, overlooking the Loire, hosts the annual garden festival.
Association Millière Raboton

Chateau de Villandry – 40km
Famous for its French-style gardens.

Zoo de Beauval – 41km
Ranked among the 10 best zoos in the world, the ZooParc de Beauval presents the greatest diversity of animal life in France. Come and see the baby panda

Amboise tourist office website