Imagine a palace precariously perched on a promontory overlooking the Loire River, and try to picture gardens seemingly suspended between sky and earth…  It is hardly astonishing that Amboise was a preferred site of the kings of France when they radically transformed their country during the Renaissance. For more than two centuries, the history of the Château d’Amboise was intimately interlinked with the epic narrative of French history. Kings Charles VIII and François I, the genius Leonardo da Vinci (buried in the château chapel), Queens Anne of Brittany and Catherine de’ Medici and, finally, the last “king of the French”, Louis-Philippe, were familiar faces in the castle.

Having occupied a major role in the history of France, the Château d’Amboise currently possesses an exceptionally rich collection of Gothic and Renaissance furnishing attesting to the artistic sophistication of the first French Renaissance.

Following discovery of the royal lodgings and the imposing cavalier towers, the visitor’s stroll continues through panoramic gardens with their dominating the Loire. Even in this day and age, the view is nothing short of breathtaking. From the ramparts at a 180° angle, the visitor will discover landscapes registered in the UNESCO World Heritage.

A vibrant château in harmony with surrounding nature, a safe and serene haven for more than 80 species of birds, Amboise is also a site for innovation in which as of this year new technologies, such as the HistoPad, will further enrich your discovery.

Photo gallery of Château Royal d’Amboise

Visits

  • Average duration of the individual visit : 02h00
  • Average duration of the group visit : 01h30
  • Pets are accepted
  • Available languages
    • Panneaux : French, English
    • Parlées : French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portugese

Activities

Opening time

From September 01 to November 01, 2021
Monday09 AM - 06 PM
Tuesday09 AM - 06 PM
Wenesday09 AM - 06 PM
Thursday09 AM - 06 PM
Friday09 AM - 06 PM
Saturday09 AM - 06 PM
Sunday09 AM - 06 PM
From 02 to November 15, 2021
Monday09 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday09 AM - 05:30 PM
Wenesday09 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday09 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday09 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday09 AM - 05:30 PM
Sunday09 AM - 05:30 PM
From November 16 to December 24, 2021
Monday09 AM - 12:30 PM and 02 PM - 04:45 PM
Tuesday09 AM - 12:30 PM and 02 PM - 04:45 PM
Wenesday09 AM - 12:30 PM and 02 PM - 04:45 PM
Thursday09 AM - 12:30 PM and 02 PM - 04:45 PM
Friday09 AM - 12:30 PM and 02 PM - 04:45 PM
Saturday09 AM - 12:30 PM and 02 PM - 04:45 PM
Sunday09 AM - 12:30 PM and 02 PM - 04:45 PM
From December 26, 2021 to January 02, 2022
Monday09 AM - 04:45 PM
Tuesday09 AM - 04:45 PM
Wenesday09 AM - 04:45 PM
Thursday09 AM - 04:45 PM
Friday09 AM - 04:45 PM
Saturday09 AM - 04:45 PM
Sunday09 AM - 04:45 PM

Prices

Full adult price : € 13.50

Discount rate : € 11.50

Child rate : € 9.10

Group rate : € 9.80

Guided tour extra charge : € 92.00

Free rate

Further information

Labels

  • Accueil vélo
    Accueil vélo
  • Jardin remarquable
    Jardin remarquable
  • La Loire à Vélo
    La Loire à Vélo
  • Qualité Tourisme
    Qualité Tourisme

Payment method

  • American Express
  • Mastercard

Services and equipments

  • Shop
  • Picnic area