Popular Lettings in Amboise
Highlights in Amboise
- Historical impregnation
- Delicious local products
- Walks along the Loire River
- Walks in the forest
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Amboise
Staying in Amboise will delight both history and culture lovers and nature lovers. Your rental will be the ideal starting point to discover the historical centre of Amboise as well as the region and the castles of the Loire Valley. If you are with friends, choose a gite in the centre that will give you easy access to the various sites, restaurants and cafés in the city.A holiday letting on the banks of the Loire
For a family holiday, you will easily find a villa located on the banks of the Loire. The children will be able to enjoy a garden and a terrace and you will spend a stay in conditions of absolute calm and relaxation. The offer of holiday rentals is particularly varied in Amboise and you will inevitably find a solution perfectly adapted to your desires and your situation. Do you dream of an outdoor kitchen, a barbecue or several bathrooms to avoid wasting time in the morning? All you have to do is choose.
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Location and orientation
Amboise is located in the heart of the Val-de-Loire, about thirty kilometres from Tours. It is a destination that attracts visitors from all over the world every year. The city has many assets. It is also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a "Living Cultural Landscape". Amboise is located in the heart of a transport network and is therefore easy to reach by train or car.The "city of a thousand wonders"
A city of character and a royal city, Amboise has welcomed illustrious people throughout its history. Several kings stayed there: Charles VII, Louis XI, Charles VIII and Francis I. The city was also the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci, who spent his last years at the Château du Clos Lucé. It is also known for its troglodyte houses, the proximity of the Loire, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as a "Cultural Landscape" and the important market that opens every Sunday morning along the river and is one of the largest in the region with its 150 to 200 traders, fairgrounds and producers.
A destination for a romantic getaway
Amboise and its surroundings are part of these regions where a romantic atmosphere reigns throughout the day. To discover it from the sky and fly over the castles and exceptional sites of the Val-de-Loire, use the nacelle of a hot-air balloon accompanied by an experienced pilot. The memory will be even more unforgettable if you fly at sunrise or sunsetDiscover the Loire by the water
From Amboise, you can board a traditional boat, a large flat-bottomed boat equipped with a square sail, to admire the banks of the Loire from the river and feel all the emotions that these magnificent landscapes can provide.
The name of the city comes from the Latin "Ambacia" which means "between two waters". It refers to its geographical location overlooking the Loire and the Amasse which will allow the city to develop while benefiting from water protection.
Top 5 things to do
Built in the 16th and 17th centuries by Charles VIII, Louis XII and François I, the royal castle occupies a rocky spur and offers a magnificent panoramic view of the surroundings from its landscaped gardens. Don't miss: Leonardo da Vinci's tomb, the royal residence and the horse riding toursThe castle of Clos-Lucé
This palace was the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci who stayed there between 1516 and 1519. It now houses a museum that traces the life of the great artist and inventor of genius. The garden contains 16 giant machines, 8 sound terminals and 32 translucent canvases illustrating his creativity.The park of mini-châteaux
It is a 2 hectare landscaped park that houses all the most beautiful castles in the Loire Valley in miniature. They are set in a green setting in which you can admire 2,000 bonsai trees and 10,000 figurines.A quad ride in the Amboise forest
Discover the Amboise forest by riding a quad, supervised by a certified professional guide and fill up with adrenaline and freedom.Taste some of the region's specialities in a local restaurant
The Ambois cuisine is at the same time copious, refined and elaborated from tasty local products. Among the specialities to taste absolutely, let us quote the snails with amboisienne, the fouée (a bread cake cooked over a wood fire) and the pork filet mignon with Sauvignon d'Amboise.