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Amboise in the Loire Valley

Amboise from the bridge over the Loire

The town of Amboise is popular with our guests here at 'Les Balcons' as it brings many of the facets of the Loire Valley together in one place. It has the Loire Valley history connection in its chateau and Leonardo de Vinci, it provides a unique skyline as a backdrop to the river Loire itself plus provides entertainment for the kids in the form of 'Mini Chateaux Land' and nearby 'Fantasy Forest'.

View from the chateau to the stret below at Amboise

The town itself offers a few shopping opportunities for the ladies plus a very good mix of restaurants to cater for the hordes of tourists who descend on its quaint streets during the summer months.

walkway up to the chateau in Amboise

Market days here are Friday and Sunday mornings with stalls set up along the riverbank. The Friday market is a mainly food market with Sunday's being a more 'general' market.

While we don't personally think that the chateau here should be on your 'must see' list the town itself is worth a visit along with the last 'home' of Leonado da Vinci at nearby 'Clos Luce'.


As we we said, if you are visiting with children you might want to check out 'Mini Chateaux Land', it may also help you decide which of the many major Loire Valley Chateaux you want to visit.

Some guests combine a visit to the Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire which is only 20 minutes further along the river Loire.


Read more here : www.experienceloire.com/amboise.htm





Tourist office amboise-valdeloire





Official website of town (French)





Chateau-Amboise official site




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