Château Gaillard

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29 allée du Pont Moulin (piéton)
99 avenue Léonard de VInci (parking gratuit)
37400 AMBOISE
France
À partir de
14,00

About

The Royal Estate of Château Gaillard is a 15 hectares paradise of greenery located in the heart of the city of Amboise. It is the forgotten Paradise of the Renaissance in Touraine. On his return from Italy in 1496, young King Charles VIII fell in love with Italian cities and palaces and decided to recreate a "Paradise on Earth" at Château Gaillard in Amboise. In order to fulfill this dream, he convinced 22 Italian artists to come back with him to Amboise. Dom Pacello, the most famous gardener in 1500, was also part of the team. He planted the first gardens of the French Renaissance at Château Gaillard and acclimated the first orange trees in France. After 5 years of intensive restoration carried out by 50 artisans and craftsmen from the Loire Valley the castle is now open to the public.

The Royal Estate of Château Gaillard is a 15 hectares paradise of greenery located in the heart of the city of Amboise. It is the forgotten Paradise of the Renaissance in Touraine. On his return from Italy in 1496, young King Charles VIII fell in love with Italian cities and palaces and decided to recreate a "Paradise on Earth" at Château Gaillard in Amboise. In order to fulfill this dream, he convinced 22 Italian artists to come back with him to Amboise. Dom Pacello, the most famous gardener in 1500, was also part of the team. He planted the first gardens of the French Renaissance at Château Gaillard and acclimated the first orange trees in France. After 5 years of intensive restoration carried out by 50 artisans and craftsmen from the Loire Valley the castle is now open to the public.

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La Loire à Vélo
Pets Welcome
yes
Languages spoken
French English German Spanish Italian
groupements: 
  • Accueil vélo
  • Accueil Vélo site de visite et de loisirs
  • Ambassadeur Val de Loire
  • Escapades aux jardins
  • Parcs et Jardins en région Centre
Style architectural
  • Renaissance
Site/Historic Monument theme
  • Palace
  • Arboretum
  • Conservatory
  • Botanical garden
  • Pleasure garden
  • Park

Capacity

Réception de groupe
yes

Visits

Durée moyenne de la visite
01:00
Individual guided tours
yes
Individual self-guided tours
yes
Tour languages
French English Spanish Italian

Booking

OPBI-67268

Prices

Libellé
Minimum rate (in €)
Maximum rate. (in €)
Supplement
Full adult price
14,00
14,00
2015 info
Group rate
12,50
12,50
Other rates
75,00
95,00
Discount rate
12,00
12,00
Free rate
Discount rate
13,00
13,00
Annual subscription pass
54,00
54,00
Annual subscription pass
34,00
34,00
69,00
69,00
Other rates
Means of payment
  • Carte bleue
  • Debit cards
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Currency
  • Cash
  • Money transfer
  • Visa

Prestations

Équipments
  • Picnic area
  • Bar / refreshment bar
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Film projection room
  • Fully equipped meeting room
  • Wifi
Type d'équipement
  • Park and garden
  • Historical sites and monuments
services
  • Shop
Activities
  • Adult workshop
  • Junior workshop
  • Temporary exhibitions