AmboiseIndre-et-Loire department of central France, 20 km east of Tours.
- The TGV from Paris takes less than 90 minutes.
- Château d'Amboise. Former royal castle.
Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinciphone: +33 2 47 57 00 73address: 2, rue du Clos Lucé 37400 AmboiseThe home of Leonardo da Vinci for the last three years of his life. The house now holds a museum to his life and work.
- Pagode de Chanteloup. A 44m Chinese pagoda built in 1775 by the Duke of Choiseul.
address: 18 rue de l'Epinetterie AmboiseB&B on the outskirts of Amboise. Set in a park-like setting with horses in the fields. Wonderful breakfast (French-style) served by a host who speaks impeccable English.
phone: +33 247300101address: 9, rue d'orangeA hotel featuring a terrace overlooking the park.
address: Camping de l'Ile d'Or d'Amboise 100 Rue de l'Ile d'Or 37400Campsite situated on l'Ile d'Or, the island in the Loire at the heart of Amboise.