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Amboise was first a part of the possession of the count of Anjou, and then it belonged to the famous house of Amboise. From 1431 on the castle belonged to the Crown, from then on the chateau d'Amboise was no longer a fortress but a royal residence of the queen and her children. Little by little the kings left Amboise and the Vallée de la Loire in order to live nearer to Paris, but they left behind a legacy of opulence we can enjoy today.

In 1974 the Saint-Louis Foundation took over the administration of the castle and continues to carry out the restoration which began at the end of WWII.

Address: Rampe du Château37400 Amboise
Directions: In the town of Amboise on the Loire River
Open daily, closed Jan 1 & Dec 2


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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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