The chateau of Amboise in the Loire valley, France

posted on 7th of december, 2008

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 royal Chateau at Amboise is a chateau located in Amboise, in the Indre-et-Loire department of the Loire Valley in France. The Chateau at Amboise was originally built in the 11th century.
The chateau rises above its surrounding town. Chateau de Amboise is built on a small stone mountain, overlooking the Loire River.

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.

Comments (1)

Posted by Aughty on December 07, 2008
Nice images Nimbewit. I wish I had know about this place on my last trip to France. Next time maybe.

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