Last updated on 01 March 10
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Chateau Amboise

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  • Chateau Amboise Tjeerd Huisman © Tjeerd Huisman
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  • Amboise Garden Photograph © Pat Hartley
  • Chateau Amboise Garden, France Photograph © Pat Hartley
  • Chateau Amboise Garden Photograph © Pat Hartley

Gardenvisit Editorial

The early renaissance castle garden as it exists today is very similar to the garden shown in the du Cerceau drawing of 1576. Before that, Amboise probably had a medieval herber. The castle is on a rocky plateau with spectacular views of the River Loire. As Henry James wrote in 1900: 'The platforms, the bastions, the terraces, the high-niched windows and balconies, the hanging gardens and dizzy crenellations, of this complicated structure, keep you in perpetual intercourse with an immense horizon'. Also see
Address - Amboise, Centre, France, 37403
Opening times - All year. Daily except Christmas and New Year.
Website - Visit the Chateau Amboise website

Designers and Influences

This garden has been designed and influenced by Leonardo

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  • over 3 years ago thoma said

    Interesting castle. But you're missing " la pagode de Chanteloup" with its lake and gardens, 6 km far from there


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