Amboise Townhome Rental Photos and Description
4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 to 8
Live a bit of French History and stay in 'Le Cardinal,' an Historic Stone Townhouse in the center of Old Town Amboise with private courtyard, small garden, parking and views of the Royal Palace. This three story classic French Townhouse built in the 1800's was once a part of the bustling Place Richelieu along the Route to Chenonceaux, the most celebrated Loire Valley 16C Chateaux. Le Cardinal is a three-minute walk from the Royal Palace and two minutes from the Rue Nationale with its Clock Tower, clothing and antique shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, cheese shops, bakeries, bike rentals, etc. The popular Amboise Open Market, along the Loire River, is only a six-minute walk, as is the Chateau Clos Luce, than last home of Leonardo Da Vinci, now a museum in his honor. After a day of visiting the quintessential Chateaux of the Loire Valley, you'll return to your Grand Home-Away-From Home in the heart of the charming and historic Amboise. It does get any better than this!
Your townhouse is a pleasant walk or a short taxi ride across the Amboise Bridge, spanning the Loire River, from the train station. After entering the Cardinal Red door, you are welcomed into the elegant foyer and salon with crystal chandelier and classic french furnishings. The cheery & light kitchen/dinning room is next with it’s hanging copper pots, marble fireplace, terracotta tiled floors, long farmhouse table that seats 10 and Henri IV buffet. Head up stairs to the second and third floors to the 4 bedrooms, TV room and 2 full bathrooms and find hardwood floors, antique furnishing, chandeliers, exposed beams and beautiful views of Old Town Amboise and the Royal Palace.
We have scoured the antique markets of the area to comfortably furnish the townhouse with style. Explore the fortressed walls of Amboise, the Royal Chateau and the magnificent home where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last years of his life. Clos Luce, now a museum and a tribute to his genius, is within walking distance of the apartment. When you’re ready to venture a little further out, just 20 minutes away by car or a delightful bike ride is Chenonceau, the darling of the Loire Valley Chateaux. Nearby Chambord with its many turrets or Vilandry, with its amazingly beautiful ornamental gardens of colorful vegetables should be next on your agenda as they shouldn't be missed. When you’ve had your fill of sumptuous royal castles, you might explore one of the many spring and summer 'Vide Greniers,' (empty the attic) town-wide flea markets or some of the many antique stores to find that perfect treasure.
Visit the local 'caves' and sample the sparkling white wines of Vouvray and Montlouis, the full-bodied reds of Chinon and Bourgueil, specific to this region, or savor your afternoon pastry and chocolate at Madame Bigot's Tea Salon, an Amboise tradition for more than 150 years, which is right outside your door.
If you’re the outdoor type, one of the longest and most picturesque bike trails in Europe as well as section of the Grande Randonnee (France’s answer to the John Muir Trail) pass through Amboise, for your cycling and hiking enjoyment. Quality cruising bicycles can be rented from several locations 3 minutes on foot from the townhouse.
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
- Low Allergen Environment
- non smoking only