Amboise, dep. Indre-et-Loire (Touraine)

Amboise, dep. Indre-et-Loire (Touraine). The fortified royal castle rises on the rocky terrace above the Loire, completely rebuilt in 1492—98 on the initiative of Charles VIII, expanded by Louis XII and Francis I., partially destroyed at the beginning of. XIX w.; defensive walls with towers have survived (Tour des Minimes i Tour Hurtault), late gothic chapel of St-Hubert (1493), late gothic wing of the castle from the times of Charles VIII '(King's Lodge) and the Louis XII wing.

In the city there are:. in. St-Denis churches (XII, XVII w.) i St-Florentinn (XV w.), town hall (XVI w.), historic houses and the gothic mansion of Clos-Lucé (XV w.), where Leonardo da Vinci died (1519).