Amboise

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Amboise
Amboise, street near the castle
Amboise, street near the castle
Coat of arms of Amboise
Coat of arms
Amboise is located in France
Amboise
Amboise
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
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Coordinates: 47°24′15″N 0°58′48″E / 47.4042°N 00.98°E / 47.4042; 00.98Coordinates: 47°24′15″N 0°58′48″E / 47.4042°N 00.98°E / 47.4042; 00.98
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
ArrondissementLoches
CantonAmboise
IntercommunalityVal d'Amboise
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Christian Guyon
Area
1
40.65 km2 (15.70 sq mi)
Population
(2014)2
13,371
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
37003 /37400
Elevation52–127 m (171–417 ft)
(avg. 58 m or 190 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Amboise is a commune in central France’s Loire Valley. It is in the Indre-et-Loire department. It covers 15.7 square miles (41 square kilometres). In 2014, 13,371 people lived there.

Amboise is known for the Château d'Amboise, a 15th-century castle. King Charles VIII lived there. Leonardo da Vinci's tomb is there. There are royal chambers, gardens and underground passageways.

Near Amboise is Château du Clos Lucé, da Vinci's former home. Da Vinci lived there until his death in 1519. It has a small museum displaying working models of his designs.