Amboise Chateau Photos

Château Royal of Amboise, the birthplace & heart of royal power for Bourbon & Valois kings during the Renaissance, hosts many fine examples of decorative arts plus St Hubert's Chapel where Leonardo da Vinci is buried. The bluff on which the castle sits offers fine views of the river and Amboise town.

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Chateau Royal of Amboise viewed from north bank of Loire River. Amboise, France.Northern riverside facade of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Northern facade & defensive walls of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Northern facade of Chateau Royal of Amboise from which Huguenots were once hanged. Amboise, France.
Chateau Royal of Amboise viewed from north bank of Loire River. Amboise, France.Northern riverside facade of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Northern facade & defensive walls of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Northern facade of Chateau Royal of Amboise from which Huguenots were once hanged. Amboise, France.
Buildings & flags of Chateau Royal of Amboise above town dwellings. Amboise, France.Massive southern walls of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Walls & entrance to Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Tour Heurtault of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Buildings & flags of Chateau Royal of Amboise above town dwellings. Amboise, France.Massive southern walls of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Walls & entrance to Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Tour Heurtault of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Tour Heurtault of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.St. Hubert's Chapel atop walls of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Spire & towers of St. Hubert's Chapel at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.St. Hubert's Chapel in sunlight at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Tour Heurtault of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.St. Hubert's Chapel (1493) atop walls of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France. Spire & towers of St. Hubert's Chapel at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.St. Hubert's Chapel in sunlight at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Detail of spire of St. Hubert's Chapel with wooden stag decorations at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Gargoyles on St. Hubert's Chapel at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.View of St. Hubert's Chapel & town of Amboise at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.View of St. Hubert's Chapel against darkening sky at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Detail of spire of St. Hubert's Chapel with wooden stag decorations at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Gargoyles on St. Hubert's Chapel at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.View of St. Hubert's Chapel & town of Amboise at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.View of St. Hubert's Chapel against darkening sky at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Dwellings & Loire River below Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Orleans apartments & Minimes Tower at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Flags on walls with Charles VIII wing beyond at Orleans apartments & Minimes Tower at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.View looking towards Loire River from Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Dwellings & Loire River below Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Orleans apartments & Minimes Tower at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Flags on walls with Charles VIII wing beyond at Orleans apartments & Minimes Tower at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.View looking towards Loire River from Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Decorated gable windows on Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Royal Lodge gardens at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Aumale Gallery linked to Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Decorated gable windows on Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Royal Lodge gardens at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Aumale Gallery linked to Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Renaissance wing of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Aumale Gallery linked to Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Royal Lodge over Naples Terrace at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Royal Lodge & Naples Terrace at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Renaissance wing of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Aumale Gallery linked to Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Royal Lodge over Naples Terrace at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Royal Lodge & Naples Terrace at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Royal Lodge & Naples Terrace at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Naples Terrace with robot lawn mower at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Topiary balls in garden at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Topiary balls in garden at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Royal Lodge & Naples Terrace at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Naples Terrace with robot lawn mower at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Topiary balls in garden at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Topiary balls in garden at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Artichoke in flower in garden of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Robot lawn mower working on vast lawn of Naples Terrace at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Ermine tail flag of Queen Anne of Brittany & Fleur de Lys of Kings of France at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Top of Tour Heurtault at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Artichoke in flower in garden of Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Robot lawn mower working on vast lawn of Naples Terrace at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Ermine tail flag of Queen Anne of Brittany & Fleur de Lys of Kings of France at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Top of Tour Heurtault at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Tour Heurtault viewed from above at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Spiral ramp for carriages in Tour Heurtault at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Arches & windows within Tour Heurtault at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Vaulting within Tour Heurtault at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Tour Heurtault viewed from above at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Spiral ramp for carriages in Tour Heurtault at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Arches & windows within Tour Heurtault at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Vaulting within Tour Heurtault at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Salamander emblem of François I in enamel tile in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Ornate bishop's chair in Drummers' Room, Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Corbelled statue of St. Louis in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Flemish tapestry & chest in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Salamander emblem of François I in enamel tile in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Ornate bishop's chair (late 15th, early 16thC) in Drummers' Room, Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Corbelled statue of St. Louis (Louis IX) (early 14thC) in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Flemish tapestry (late 16thC) & chest (15thC) in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Flemish tapestry depicting family of Darius paying homage to Alexander the Great in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Chest with royal emblems of the type used by Charles VIII when traveling in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at a Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Detail of fine carving of royal emblems on wooden chest in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Trapezoidal carved marble fireplace decorated with royal emblems in Council Chamber, Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Flemish tapestry (late 16thC) depicting family of Darius paying homage to Alexander the Great in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Chest with royal emblems (15thC) of the type used by Charles VIII when traveling in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at a Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Detail of fine carving of royal emblems on wooden chest in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Trapezoidal carved marble fireplace decorated with royal emblems in Council Chamber, Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Detail of fireplace carving of ermine tail representing Queen Anne of Brittany & Fleur de Lys of the Kings of France in Council Chamber at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Fireplace in Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Alexander the Great carving in fireplace in Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Detail of fireplace carving of ermine tail representing Queen Anne of Brittany & Fleur de Lys of the Kings of France in Council Chamber at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Fireplace in Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Alexander the Great carving in fireplace in Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Throne decorated with fleur de lys in Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Visitor's virtual guide providing an exploration of how Royal Lodge would have looked in 16thC at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Wooden chairs with richly decorated high backs in Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Portrait of a gentleman painting by Venetian School after Titian in Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Throne decorated with fleur de lys in Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Visitor's virtual guide providing an exploration of how Royal Lodge would have looked in 16thC at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Wooden chairs with richly decorated high backs in Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Portrait of a gentleman painting by Venetian School after Titian in Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Wooden panel with carving of salamander, emblem of François I in Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Aubusson tapestry in Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.King's table where drinks were served in Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Wooden panel with carving of salamander, emblem of François I in Council Chamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Aubusson tapestry in Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.King's table where drinks were served in Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Carved wooden chest in Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Aubusson tapestry in Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Bust of François I in Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Marble bust of Leonardo da Vinci by Henri de Vauréal in Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Carved wooden chest in Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Aubusson tapestry in Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Bust of François I in Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Marble bust of Leonardo da Vinci (1867) by Henri de Vauréal in Cupbearer's Room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
King's bedchamber used by François I, Henri II & Catherine de Medici in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Henri II style canopy bed in King's bedchamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Death of Leonardo da Vinci painting by François-Guillaume Ménageot over Henri II style table & Renaissance chairs in King's bedchamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Death of Leonardo da Vinci in the Arms of François I painting by François-Guillaume Ménageot in King's bedchamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
King's bedchamber used by François I, Henri II & Catherine de Medici in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Henri II style canopy bed in King's bedchamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Death of Leonardo da Vinci painting (1781) by François-Guillaume Ménageot over Henri II style table & Renaissance chairs in King's bedchamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Death of Leonardo da Vinci in the Arms of François I painting by François-Guillaume Ménageot in King's bedchamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Detail of Death of Leonardo da Vinci in the Arms of François I painting as conceptualized by Ménageot in King's bedchamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Original sculpted embrasure of ermine tail emblem of Queen Anne of Brittany & her daughter Claude of France, wife of François I & Fleur de Lys of the Kings of France in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Franciscan Antechamber fireplace in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Royal emblems of ermine tail & Fleur de Lys around Franciscan corded knots in medallion on fireplace on Franciscan Antechamber fireplace in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Detail of Death of Leonardo da Vinci in the Arms of François I painting as conceptualized by Ménageot in King's bedchamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Original sculpted embrasure (15thC) of ermine tail emblem of Queen Anne of Brittany & her daughter Claude of France, wife of François I & Fleur de Lys of the Kings of France in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Franciscan Antechamber fireplace in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Royal emblems of ermine tail & Fleur de Lys around Franciscan corded knots in medallion on fireplace on Franciscan Antechamber fireplace in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Corded belt heraldic symbol in reference to St. Francis of Assisi on fireplace in Franciscan Antechamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Statue of St. Michael Slaying the Dragon from Spain in Franciscan Antechamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Orléans-Penthièvre Salon in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Chair with Chinoiserie, signed Boulard, in Orléans-Penthièvre Salon in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Corded belt heraldic symbol in reference to St. Francis of Assisi on fireplace in Franciscan Antechamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Statue of St. Michael Slaying the Dragon (17thC) from Spain in Franciscan Antechamber in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Orléans-Penthièvre Salon in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Chair (18thC) with Chinoiserie, signed Boulard, in Orléans-Penthièvre Salon in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Portrait of Adelaide de Bourbon-Penthièvre, Duchess of Orléans painting by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun in Orléans-Penthièvre Salon in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Portrait of Louis-Jean-Marie de Bourbon painting in Orléans-Penthièvre Salon in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Chandelier in Orléans-Penthièvre Salon in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Orléans bedroom with Empire style sleigh bed in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Portrait of Adelaide de Bourbon-Penthièvre, Duchess of Orléans painting (4th quarter 18thC) by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun in Orléans-Penthièvre Salon in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Portrait of Louis-Jean-Marie de Bourbon painting (18thC) in Orléans-Penthièvre Salon in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Chandelier in Orléans-Penthièvre Salon in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Orléans bedroom with Empire style sleigh bed in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Gilded deep blue vase in Orléans bedroom in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Portraits of Ferdinand-Philippe, Duke of Orléans & his wife Duchess Helene de Mecklenburg-Schwerin paintings by Franz Xaver Winterhalter in Orléans bedroom in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Last Days of Happiness engraving of Ferdinand-Philippe, Duke of Orléans & his family in Orléans bedroom in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Portrait of King Louis-Philippe I painting in Orléans bedroom in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Gilded deep blue vase in Orléans bedroom in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Portraits of Ferdinand-Philippe, Duke of Orléans & his wife Duchess Helene de Mecklenburg-Schwerin paintings (1st half 18thC) by Franz Xaver Winterhalter in Orléans bedroom in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Last Days of Happiness engraving of Ferdinand-Philippe, Duke of Orléans & his family in Orléans bedroom in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Portrait of King Louis-Philippe I painting in Orléans bedroom in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Louis-Philippe leaving Versailles accompanied by his sons painting by Horace Vernet in Orléans bedroom in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Erard Rio rosewood covered grand piano in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Erard harp in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Louis-Philippe leaving Versailles accompanied by his sons painting by Horace Vernet in Orléans bedroom in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Erard Rio rosewood covered grand piano (19thC) in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Erard harp (19thC) in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Table & mahogany chairs with bar backs in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Wooden fireplace & portrait of Emir Abd al-Kadar, State prisoner from 1848-52 in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Portrait of Général Henri d'Orléans, Duc d'Aumale painting by Léon Bonnat in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Portrait of Eugénie-Adélaide-Louise, Princess of Orléans with her nephew, the Prince of Joinville, in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.
Table & mahogany chairs with bar backs in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Wooden fireplace & portrait of Emir Abd al-Kadar, State prisoner from 1848-52 in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Portrait of Général Henri d'Orléans, Duc d'Aumale painting (1880) by Léon Bonnat in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Portrait of Eugénie-Adélaide-Louise, Princess of Orléans with her nephew, the Prince of Joinville, in Music room in Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.

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