Travel Itinerary Map for Day Trip in Amboise

Amboise

Amboise

Check Point
・City where Leonardo da Vinci spent his later years

・Museum renovated from Da Vinci’s mansion

・Francois I’s castle on a hill

【City description】

It’s a town on the banks of the Loire river. There is a center street beside a castle on a hill. Leonardo Da Vinci was invited in this town and passed his last years here. There is his castle on the east of the town and it’s open as his museum. We can discover his inventions.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★☆☆

【Time required】

 4 h 30

【Budget】

 28.80 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★☆



Itinerary Map

Navigation

【Start】
①Amboise Station

★Go to Jules Ferry St in front of the station. When you arrive at Loire river, turn left and pass a bridge. When you finish to pass, turn right. It takes 20 minutes by walk.

②St-Florentin Church

★Go to François 1st St in front of the church and turn right at the first crossroad.

③Clock Tower

★Go back to the street and go up a path of the castle on the left hand.

④Saint-Hubert Chapel

⑤Royal Castle of Amboise

★When you leave the castle, turn left and go to Victor Hugo St for 15 minutes.

⑥Clos Lucé Castle

★Return to the station with the same route. It takes 35 minutes by walk.

【Goal】
Amboise Station


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【Start】

①Amboise Station

Gare d’Amboise

★Go to Jules Ferry St in front of the station. When you arrive at Loire river, turn left and pass a bridge. When you finish to pass, turn right. It takes 20 minutes by walk.


②St-Florentin Church

St-Florentin Church

Église St-Florentin

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 pm
(open until 5 pm on Sunday)

Close: No

This church is located at the entrance to the town. The interior, which is different from the exterior, is very small and displays panels about the history of this town. It was built around 1470 when Louis XI, who was staying in this area, feared the spread of infectious diseases.


★Go to François 1st St in front of the church and turn right at the first crossroad.


③Clock Tower

Clock Tower

Tour de l’Horloge

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

A gate with a clock in the center of town. Originally it was just a gate, but around 1500 it became a clock tower. It had windmills until the 18th century. There are shops lined up in front of the gate, but there aren’t many things to see.


★Go back to the street and go up a path of the castle on the left hand.


④Saint-Hubert Chapel

Saint-Hubert Chapel

Chapelle Saint-Hubert

Time required: 10 min

Admission fee: 16.40 euros
(the ticket for the castle)

Opening hour: it depends on the month, please check on the site
https://www.chateau-amboise.com/horaires/

Close: 1/1, 12/25

A small chapel in the gardens of the Chateau de Amboise. Inside is the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci.


⑤Royal Castle of Amboise

Royal Castle of Amboise

Château Royal d’Amboise

Time required: 60 min

Admission fee: 16.40 euros
(the ticket for the castle)

Opening hour: it depends on the month, please check on the site
https://www.chateau-amboise.com/horaires/

Close: 1/1, 12/25

The castle was once a fortress, but was rebuilt by Charles VIII. The garden overlooks the town. Originally, a castle was built all over the garden, but only a portion of it remains today. Inside you can see the furniture and tapestries used by the royal family, and in the second half you can see the luxurious rooms, mainly pink, used by the Orléans family.


★When you leave the castle, turn left and go to Victor Hugo St for 15 minutes.


⑥Clos Lucé Castle

Clos Lucé Castle

Château du Clos Lucé

Time required: 90 min

Admission fee: 18 euros

Opening hour: 9 am – 7 pm
(until 6 pm between November and January)

Close: 1/1, 12/25

This is the mansion where Leonardo da Vinci spent his final years. You can take a peek into his life at that time. In addition, many of his inventions are on display inside the mansion and in the garden, and you can even touch and experience them.

★Return to the station with the same route. It takes 35 minutes by walk.



【Goal】

Amboise Station



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