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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
Amboise is a charming castle village, just east of the city of Tours and 1 1/2 hours south of Paris by the TGV.... more travel advice
Inside of St. Huberts Chapel you find this tomb of Leonard da Vinci. Leonardo died on May 2, 1519 in Amboise. At this... more travel advice
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