is a beautiful small town running along the edge of the river and dominated by the beautiful chateau standing above the town. From the castle you get some excellent views over the town and river.
The key streets and sights are close to the chateau and the Michel Debré Square. One of the first buildings you will see is the church of St Florentin. This was built in the 15th century. Prior to this the inhabitants of Amboise went to the Collegiate church in the chateau grounds but in the 1470s King Louis XI lived in the chateau.
The city is situated in the Touraine -"the Garden of France" - a region well known for its pure French and was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
The area is also rich in its culture and traditions of local foods, such as the fine wine called Touraine-Amboise, to sip with some seafood dishes (shrimps, cods and scallops).