Close
www.valdeloire-france.com uses cookies to optimise your experience on this website
By browsing this website you agree to the use of cookies.

CHATEAU ROYAL D'AMBOISE

AMBOISE - 37
from 11€ /pers.

Monument

Perched on a headland overlooking the Loire, there’s a variety of ways to explore Charles VIII and François I’s château: guided tours, special family tours, go “behind the scenes of history” in the castle towers and cellars. This historical French landmark surrounded by landscaped gardens that have recently been joined by the “Naples Terrace” is also home to an incredible collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture. The chapel houses Leonardo da Vinci’s tomb who died in Amboise. With the family, picture Charles, François and King Henri II and Catherine de Medici’s children running and laughing in the Château Royal d'Amboise...Have fun finding out how the people who made history grew up.

Gardens

The royal château was built in the 15th and 16th centuries and introduced Italian style to the Loire Valley. The first garden was designed by Dom Pacello da Mercogliano from Naples in the late 15th century. It lay in the terrace extension and formed a wide alley that unfurled from the king’s lodge overlooking the river. One century later, the Royal Court left the Loire Valley to join the Seine Court so the garden was reduced to an alley with trimmed trees whilst the terrace stayed throughout the centuries. The garden’s various states have recently been brought back to life in 3D and have been at the entrance to the new “Naples Terrace” since early May 2017. The panoramic grounds received the “Jardins Remarquables” accreditation in February 2017.

Opening times
From to
Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00
Monday from 09:00 to 18:00
Tuesday from 09:00 to 18:00
Wednesday from 09:00 to 18:00
Thursday from 09:00 to 18:00
Friday from 09:00 to 18:00
Saturday from 09:00 to 18:00
From to
Sunday from 09:00 to 17:30
Monday from 09:00 to 17:30
Tuesday from 09:00 to 17:30
Wednesday from 09:00 to 17:30
Thursday from 09:00 to 17:30
Friday from 09:00 to 17:30
Saturday from 09:00 to 17:30
From to
Sunday from 09:00 to 16:45
Monday from 09:00 to 16:45
Tuesday from 09:00 to 16:45
Wednesday from 09:00 to 16:45
Thursday from 09:00 to 16:45
Friday from 09:00 to 16:45
Saturday from 09:00 to 16:45
From to
Sunday from 09:00 to 16:45
Monday from 09:00 to 16:45
Tuesday from 09:00 to 16:45
Wednesday from 09:00 to 16:45
Thursday from 09:00 to 16:45
Friday from 09:00 to 16:45
Saturday from 09:00 to 16:45
From to
from 09:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 16:45
From to
from 09:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 17:00
From to
from 09:00 to 17:30
From to
from 09:00 to 18:30
From to
from 09:00 to 19:00
From to
from 09:00 to 18:00
From to
from 09:00 to 17:30
From to
Sunday from 09:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 16:45
Monday from 09:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 16:45
Tuesday from 09:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 16:45
Wednesday from 09:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 16:45
Thursday from 09:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 16:45
Friday from 09:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 16:45
Saturday from 09:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 16:45
From to
Sunday from 09:00 to 16:45
Monday from 09:00 to 16:45
Tuesday from 09:00 to 16:45
Wednesday from 09:00 to 16:45
Thursday from 09:00 to 16:45
Friday from 09:00 to 16:45
Saturday from 09:00 to 16:45
Show all dates Hide other dates
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
Document languages
  • Brazilian
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portugese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Themes of the site
  • Palace
Site categories
  • Listed or registered
Garden themes
  • Pleasure garden
Garden categories
  • Plant collection
Styles of garden
  • Contemporary
  • English style
Prices
Child rate at € 7.7
Discount rate at € 9.6 (Disabled + videoguide)
Full adult price at € 11.5
Group rate at € 8.7
Guided tour extra charge at € 90
Payment methods
  • American Express
  • Bank card
  • Espèces
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Travel vouchers
  • Visa
Languages of the visit
  • Visit: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portugese
  • Audio guide: French, English, German, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Russian
  • Signs: French, English
Individual visits
  • Continuous unaccompanied
  • Continuous guided
  • Average duration: @durée
Facilities
  • Bar
  • Picnic area
Services
  • Shop
Activities
  • Activities
  • Son & Lumière
  • Temporary exhibitions
Tourism and disabilities
Motor handicapVisual handicapMental handicapHearing handicap
Location
  • In the town centre
Information
  • Groups welcome (from 20 to 50 people)
  • Left luggage
  • Pets welcome
  • Rental space

CHATEAU ROYAL D'AMBOISE

Démarche d'excellence grands sitesVignobles et DécouvertesLa Loire à VéloJardin remarquableQualité Tourisme"Accueil Vélo"
Royal Château of Amboise
BP 371
37400, AMBOISE
France
Itinerary
château royal Amboise (2)
château royal Amboise (3)
château royal Amboise (1)
château royal Amboise (4)
château royal Amboise (5)

Contact us

Fields marked with a * are required