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Amboise, France  


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Language study abroad in Amboise takes you on a journey to the fairy-tale world of royal castles. Take in the view from the majestic châteaux: the green forests, glittering rivers and spectacular vineyards of the Loire Valley. In parallel with the free time you spend tracing the steps of past royalty, you'll be learning French — the language of the former lords of the manor, and in this region reputedly the "best" French in France, at ECSL. Discover the most beautiful buildings in France along the Loire and its tributaries, promenade through the halls of the palaces and experience a little fairy-tale of your own in Amboise. Once you're back home, you can tell your friends and family the story — in fluent French!



Amboise 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).



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