Château d'Amboise

The Chateau d’Amboise, symbolic monument of the French history and heritage, has splendid gardens and offers a unique view on the Loire Valley. The castle became King Charles VII’s property in 1431 who undertook some work. Louis XI made the Chateau d’Amboise the Queen’s residence and in 1470, his son, Charles VIII was born there.

Twenty-one years later, when his reign started, he decided to undertake an important transformation of the fortress. Charles VIII brought back from his trip to Italy many pieces of art and furniture which greatly improved the interior of the building. In the early 16th century, the Chateau d’Amboise reached its apogee under the reign of François I.

Afterwards, after the Amboise conspiracy, the castle was weakened and abandonned by the Kings. It became the poperty of Gaston d’Orleans then the property of the State which used it as a prison. Now open to public, the Chateau d’Amboise houses many pieces of art and the tours offer different views on the castle, symbol of the royal grandeur.

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