Château Royal d'Amboise

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Château Royal d'Amboise - France
Château Royal d'Amboise - France
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Château Royal d'Amboise
📍 France
Château Royal d'Amboise is a stunning castle located in the charming town of Amboise in the Loire Valley, France. It was originally built in the 15th century and served as a royal residence for the French monarchy. Today, it is open to visitors and offers a unique blend of history and architecture.

One of the most notable features of Château Royal d'Amboise is the stunning chapel, Saint Hubert's Chapel, which houses the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci. The renowned artist spent his final years living and working in the castle. Photo-travelers will be delighted by the picturesque views of the town and surrounding countryside from the castle's terraced gardens. They can also capture impressive shots of the castle's impressive facade and iconic turrets. Inside the castle, visitors can explore the impressive Gothic and Renaissance architecture, as well as the ornate furnishings and artwork that reflect the luxurious lifestyle of the French monarchs who once resided here. For those interested in history, there is a museum within the castle that showcases the castle's past, including its role as a strategic military fortress during the Hundred Years War. Château Royal d'Amboise is located in the heart of Amboise, making it easily accessible on foot or by public transportation. Admission fees and tour hours vary, so it's best to check the castle's website before planning a visit. Photo-travelers should also keep in mind that photography is not allowed inside the castle, so they may want to focus on the exterior and gardens for their shots.

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