"Amboise - Le Chateau(1)" Pays de la Loire Things to Do Tip by Polly74

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  Amboise castle - internal court
by Polly74

The Chateau of Amboise, built by order of Charles VIII, Louis XII and Franšois I between the 15th and 16th centuries was one of the first truly "royal" residences. Built on a rocky outcrop above the town, the castle has a very defensive site with its tall walls and was accessed via two towers with ramped spirals to the courtyard. This enabled horses and carriages to be brought up into the castle.

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