Chateau d'Amboise has been home to some important historical figures and events. Amboise is situated 15km to the east of Tours on the D751 or the N152 or via the A10 motorway (Paris-Bordeaux) exit 21. Amboise is also well served by trains and buses on the Blois-Tours line.
The castle at Amboise was the first to have gardens laid out in the formal style that came to be known as 'French style gardens'. The Chateau at Amboise is probably most famous as the childhood home and favored royal castle of King Francois I.