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Chateaux Amboise

Amboise was the first of the chateaux we visited. There were many surprises at this castle. Leonardo da Vinci visited here often and is buried in Saint-Hubert Chapel, a gothic chapel which is on the castle grounds. Amboise was first owned by Louis d'Amboise, and has seen 2000 years of history in the Loire Valley; Louis XI lived here, Charles VIII lived and died here, Francois I and Catherine de' Medici visited here often. This chateau is the setting of the Amboise Conspiracy of 1560, a Huguenot plot against Francois II which ended with 1,200 conspritors hanging from iron hooks suspended on the facade of the chateau.

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  • Pros:A Lovely Town on the Loire River
  • In a nutshell:Defintely a Must Visit in Chateaux Country
  • Last visit to Amboise: Aug 1998
  • Intro Updated Jul 18, 2003
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    I love the Chateau's and villages! A very interesting page, thanks for sharing!

  • Jun 7, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Amboise is such a interesting place, I did not know that Leonardo da Vinci spent some part of his life there and is buried there.

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 11:55 PM

    With a pleasure, I revisited Amboise with your page. Well done!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2004 at 9:51 PM

    I follow janika's comment....I agree. well done Nancy

  • janika's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2003 at 9:08 PM

    Nancy, Even Leonardo da Vinci would give you a five star for this small but plentiful page. Great info with nice, freshly scaned photos. :)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2003 at 11:40 AM

    Amazing chateaux and all your pics! Very, very interesting ifo, I didn't know about Amboise and Leonardo da Vinci - a MUST SEE for me next time in France. Thanks for sharing!

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2003 at 11:10 PM

    Excellent page, my favorites were the castle and Leonardo Da Vinci too.

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2003 at 10:27 PM

    I've been extremely lazy... you are doing a great job here :-) Bravo!

  • londonlover's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2003 at 9:47 PM

    How interesting--I didn't realize that the storyline in the movie "Ever After" followed real life so closely! :)

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