Situated less than 500 meters from the famed Chateau du Close Luce, Chateau d’Ambroise is connected to the former residence of Leonardo da Vinci by an underground passage. The stunning Renaissance castle looks out over the scenic Loire River and offers travelers a memorable look at the history of French royalty. Visitors can wind through the dark past of this impressive structure, which includes royal takeovers, complicated conspiracy theories and epic declines. The rich history is worthy of a tour, so travelers suggest hiring an expert guide to fully access and appreciate Chateau d’Amroise place in French history.
The chateau is open daily, but hours vary depending on the season. Admission fees range from 10.9 euros for adults—which includes entry and a leaflet—to 15.4 euros for a behind-the-scenes history tour.