Vue du Château Royal d'Amboise depuis la LoireVue du Château Royal d'Amboise depuis la Loire
Leonardo da Vinci burial site
Palace of the kings of France during the Renaissance
Most beautiful panorama of the Loire Valley

Welcome to the
castle of Amboise

Royal Chateau of Amboise, share the emotion of kings!

Imagine a palace on a promontory above the Loire, and imagine the hanging gardens between heaven and earth … Amboise was one of the favorite sites of the kings of France when they transformed their country during the Renaissance period. Anne de Bretagne, François Ier or Léonard de Vinci (buried in the chapel of the castle), are familiar faces here which we rediscover through the HistoPad. A living castle open to nature, a haven of peace for more than 90 species of birds, Amboise also offers a 360 ° view of landscapes listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.


Find out more about the chateau


Tombe de Léonard de Vinci
Vue Château Royal d'Amboise depuis la Loire
Buis en boule dans les jardins du  Château Royal d'Amboise
Vue  Château Royal d'Amboise depuis la Loire
Oiseaux au  Château Royal d'Amboise refuge LPO
Buste de Léonard de Vinci dans le parc du Château Royal d'Amboise
Jardinier préparant un bouquet de lys au  Château Royal d'Amboise
Détails architectural de la cheminée de la cordelière au  Château Royal d'Amboise
Vue extérieur du Château Royal d'Amboise depuis le parc
feu de cheminée dans la grande salle du  Château Royal d'Amboise
Parc du  Château Royal d'Amboise
Vue depuis les terrasses de Naples dans le parc du  Château Royal d'Amboise
Tableau de la mort de Léonard de Vinci dans les bras de François 1er par Ménageot dans le Château Royal d'Amboise
Vue du château Royal d'Amboise depuis le parc
Intérieur de la tour cavalière du Château Royal d'Amboise
Les potins de l'histoire par Gabrielle

Your visit

On your arrival

We invite you to discover the Royal Château of Amboise on a self-guided visit (with the visitor guide and/or the Histopad tablet, both free of charge), or you can choose to follow one of our guided visits.

Your visit

A Histopad Visit

What is the Histopad ?



Adults 15,50€
Students 12,20€
Childrens 9,30€

Free for children under 7

Find full details of all our prices and reductions on the rates page

Access & Parking

The Royal Château of Amboise is situated in the heart of Amboise. Public access is via the Emir Abd El-Kader sloping walkway that you take from the Place Michel Debré (opposite the Pâtisserie Bigot).

Prepare your trip

Amboise's Castle

Montée de l'Emir Abd El Kader, 37400 Amboise

TGV Train station Tours-Saint-Pierre-des-Corps at 20 km from the château.

SNCF Connect

By bike by the edge of the Loire.

Loire by bike

Bus and coach parking in Amboise.

Parking plan


Le Mans

1h13 0h45


2h39 1h20


2h17 1h56

La Rochelle

2h30 1h56


2h48 2h00

Clermont Ferrand

3h14 2h20


0h35 0h20

News, Agenda & Magazine

Nocturnal candlelight stroll
21, 28 & 31/10, 3/11 & 29/12

Nocturnal candlelight stroll

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Work in progress in the Saint Hubert chapel

Since january 2022, access to the interior of the chapel is suspended from time to time.

During these times, HistoPad tablets will allow you to discover and explore the building using augmented reality technology.

These tablets, included in the entrance ticket to the castle, are given to you on your arrival.

Reopening scheduled for Spring 2024.