Tuesday, April 28, 2009
LOIRE VALLEY: CHATEAU ROYAL D'AMBOISE
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Chateau Royal D’Amboise
A short drive away from the Chateau du Clos Luce we visited the Chateau Royal D’Amboise; the home of many Kings of France; built in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This Chateau actually had a tunnel that connected to the Clos Luce, allowing the King to easily visit with Leonardo da Vinci.
The chapel is reported to be the grave of Leonardo da Vinci but rumors float that no one is absolutely sure. But it is a beautiful chapel built on one corner of the ramparts that surround the Chateau. Lots of steps and ramps to climb; beautifully furnished rooms from the nineteenth century and gardens full of beautiful flowers surround well manicured lawns. We’ve decided that one of the best things about this time of the year is all of the flowering trees that add so much color to the landscape.