Amboise

commune in Indre-et-Loire, France

Amboise is a commune in central France’s Loire Valley. It is in the Indre-et-Loire department. It covers 15.7 square miles (41 square kilometres). In 2014, 13,371 people lived there.

Amboise
Amboise, street near the castle
Amboise, street near the castle
Coat of arms of Amboise
Location of Amboise
Amboise is located in France
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Amboise
Amboise is located in Centre-Val de Loire
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Amboise
Coordinates: 47°24′15″N 0°58′48″E / 47.4042°N 00.98°E / 47.4042; 00.98Coordinates: 47°24′15″N 0°58′48″E / 47.4042°N 00.98°E / 47.4042; 00.98
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
ArrondissementLoches
CantonAmboise
IntercommunalityVal d'Amboise
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Christian Guyon
Area
1
40.65 km2 (15.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
13,371
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
37003 /37400
Elevation52–127 m (171–417 ft)
(avg. 58 m or 190 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Amboise is known for the Château d'Amboise, a 15th-century castle. King Charles VIII lived there. Leonardo da Vinci's tomb is there. There are royal chambers, gardens and underground passageways.

Near Amboise is Château du Clos Lucé, da Vinci's former home. Da Vinci lived there until his death in 1519. It has a small museum displaying working models of his designs.

TransportEdit

RoadEdit

The D31, D61, D81, D83, D431, D751 and D952 pass through the commune of Amboise.

RailEdit

Amboise has a train station.[1]

AirEdit

There is an airport around 20 kilometres (12 miles) away in Tours.[2]

Twin townsEdit

Amboise is twinned with Boppard in Germany, Fana in Mali, Suwa in Japan, Vinci in Italy and Baleni in Romania.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "TER Centre-Val de Loire - Horaires et informations pratiques au départ de la gare de Amboise". www.ter.sncf.com. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  2. Innovante, Otidea : Agence de Communication. "Aéroport de Tours Val de Loire | Edeis". www.tours.aeroport.fr (in French). Retrieved 2021-01-04.