Château Gaillard

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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.

Spoken languages ​​:French, English, German, Spanish, Italian
Languages ​​documentation:French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Visiting languages:French, English, Italian
Home groups:yes
Information panel :French English
Pets allowed

Full adult price : 13,50 € 2015 info

Guided tour extra charge : 95,00 €

Other rates : 95,00 €

Discount rate : 12,00 €

Discount rate : 11,00 €

Discount rate : 12,50 €

Discount rate : 12,00 €

Annual subscription pass : 29,00 €

: 11,00 €

Group rate : 11,50 €

Other rates : 15,00 €

Means of payment

  • Carte bleue
  • Debit cards
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Currency
  • Cash
  • Money transfer
  • Visa

Period (s)MorningAfternoonOpening dayClosing day
01/06/2020 - 31/12/202011:00 - 19:00 -

Individual visits

Free visit (permanence):yes
Free visit (request):yes
Guided tour (permanence):yes
Guided tour (request):yes
Duration of the visit:01:00
Free tasting:
Tasting fee:

Group tours

Free visit (permanence):yes
Free visit (request):
Guided tour (permanence):yes
Guided tour (request):yes
Duration of the visit:01:15
Free tasting:
Tasting fee:

  • Picnic area
  • Bar / refreshment bar
  • Parking
  • Film projection room
  • Fully equipped meeting room
  • Wifi
  • Junior workshop
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Shop
  • Accueil Vélo en
  • Ambassadeur Val de Loire en
  • La Loire à vélo en
  • Botanical garden
  • Conservatory
  • Palace
  • Park
  • Pleasure garden
  • Renaissance

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