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Amboise Castle

Located in a superb natural setting, the royal castle of Amboise was one of the favorite residences of the kings of France.
Amboise Castle

FAQs for Amboise Castle

  • Why did the royal castle of Amboise become the refuge of the kings of France?
    Amboise was the best protected place in the whole kingdom of France. Being a royal fort, Amboise Castle was thus a real place of refuge for sovereigns who felt threatened.

  • What famous man was buried near the royal castle of Amboise?
    In 1516, François 1er invited Leonardo da Vinci to live at Clos-Lucé, a mansion near Amboise Castle. The famous painter succumbed to his illness on May 2, 1519 and was buried in the chapel of the castle in accordance with his wishes.

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