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Chateau Gaillard Royal Domain Admission Ticket

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Chateau Gaillard, 99 avenue Leonard de Vinci 29 Allée Du Pont Moulin, 37400, Amboise France

    You will discover this palazotto, wanted by Charles VIII, which has passed through the centuries and known all the great characters of the French Renaissance: Louis XII, Anne de Bretagne, François Ier, Dom Pacello da Mercoliano, Catherine de Medici, the Cardinal de Guise, Mary Stuart, etc.

    You will finally know the fabulous history of the acclimatization of the first orange trees of France in the royal orangery under the castle. In 1496, Charles VIII brought back in his luggage the greatest master gardener of Europe: Dom Pacello da Mercoliano (a Neapolitan monk).

    In 1500, Château Gaillard became "Les Jardins du Roy" and Pacello inherited the estate against a bouquet of orange blossoms to offer to the king every year! Château Gaillard becomes a place of experience for this illustrious gardener. In a 15-hectare park, Pacello will create the beginnings of "French-style" gardens, he will develop a new variety of plums (greengage), etc.

    Stroll through the 7 walking path of Paradise, explore the caves in the hill, smell the citrus in the greenhouses and finish your visit to the citrus bar. You can taste the honey of Heaven, the orange blossom jelly and most importantly, enjoy a homemade orange cake  and a freshly pressed orange juice.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard
    29 Allée du Pont Moulin
    37400 Amboise
    FRANCE
    Departure Time
    10:00 PM
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Professional art historian guide (free guided tours in french)
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau Gaillard
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pedestrian access only (29 allée du Pont Moulin, 37400 Amboise)
    • Temporary closure from June, 27th to July 1st 2018
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I went with two family members as we had heard about it through signs on the road really, we were astounded by the place. Vegetable garden, ornamental garden, wooden park are a lovely on their own, but the chateau is next level. I didn't want to leave. Staff are super nice and
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    The walk from Amboise to the Château-Gaillard was quintessential French and then Siri takes you somewhere else instead 🤨. However after all the walking and getting lost , thanks to bad navigation by Siri , we finally arrived at this beautiful place with a garden I wish I had. I
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    Response from marclF3769FC, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard Royal Domain Admission Ticket
    Responded 14 Sep. 2019
    The paradise isn’t not easy to discover and get ! True ! But once you are there you may enjoy it’s pleasures Thank you !
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    Hidden away for over 100 years Chateau Gaillard is the best kept secret in Amboise. After exploring Royal Amboise Chateau and Clos du Luce, we were recommended by our Chamber d'Hote hosts to walk just a little further and visit Gaillard. Next to the carpark for Clos du Luce, is
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    Response from marclF3769FC, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard Royal Domain Admission Ticket
    Responded 19 Aug. 2019
    What a wonderful tail ! Thank you This is the best written story of our crazy story ! Tourism is a matter of details and emotions ... We were happy to please you Marc and Sophie
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    Visited on a rainy day and the chateau and gardens were very quiet. Recently restored so not well known yet. Lovely gardens and nice “chateau” with interesting history.
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    Response from marclF3769FC, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard Royal Domain Admission Ticket
    Responded 26 Jul. 2019
    Dear Sir Thank you for your kind words and visit The domain is for us as nice in summer as in winter ... and rain was useful after three weeks of high temperature See you next time
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    We visited directly after our visit to the DaVinci Park and museum. It is only a few hundred meters door to door and shares a parking lot, equidistant between the 2 chateaux. The grounds are lovely and quiet. The topography ensured cooler weather on a hot July day. Chaise
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    Response from marclF3769FC, Propriétaire at Chateau Gaillard Royal Domain Admission Ticket
    Responded 26 Jul. 2019
    Dear Visitor Thank you for your visit and comments A castle nap is a must do at Chateau Gaillard !
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    About the operator
    By: Chateau Gaillard
    536 reviews
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    Richard D
    El dorado hill
    3512
    Well worth the visit.
    Chateau Gaillard I read a few negative reviews about this Chateau. Do not listen to them. This Chateau is small
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    witchesoftheworld
    10
    Exquisite, a must see in the Loire valley, and I should know, I'm a native
    I went with two family members as we had heard about it through signs on the road really, we were astounded by the
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    Jeff Y
    15324
    Italian styled Chateau
    We enjoyed the Chateau more than the gardens which were a little disappointing as they were our main reason for
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    martinvI2585BK
    Antwerp, Belgium
    50258
    A bit too expensive
    A in 2011 rediscovered chateau. Nicely restoredtion hosts have to be paus?, cute gardens. But expensive, in
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    septisr
    Orlando, Florida
    10126
    Beautiful gardens
    The walk from Amboise to the Château-Gaillard was quintessential French and then Siri takes you somewhere else
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    SeeWilliam
    Kansas City, Missouri
    2610
    Best Chateau visit in Loire Valley
    We stumbled across this in Amboise, not far from our hotel. Chose it over the da Vinci. Totally charming, and
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    ListerXJS
    30
    Best Chateau in Amboise
    What a wonderful place to visit. A very special chateau that has been sympathetically brought back to life and is
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    sallyhill1965
    Stratford Upon Avon
    30
    The best kept secret in Amboise
    Hidden away for over 100 years Chateau Gaillard is the best kept secret in Amboise. After exploring Royal Amboise
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    Ric H
    London, United Kingdom
    89
    A Lovely Experience!
    What a hidden gem. A short stroll from the centre of Amboise, past the Clos de Lucé , and you are there.The
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    Pamela B
    Rochdale, England, United Kingdom
    4745
    Very hidden little gem.
    We visited this chateau on the recommendation of our Chamber d'hotes hostess. However, we had great difficulty
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    FraserW466
    Heemstede, The Netherlands
    327
    Very pleasant (and quiet) chateau and gardens
    Visited on a rainy day and the chateau and gardens were very quiet. Recently restored so not well known yet.
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    teilermike
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    201
    Beauty and tranquility
    We visited directly after our visit to the DaVinci Park and museum. It is only a few hundred meters door to door
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    jeremypetty1
    North Carolina
    20478
    Unexpected surprise!
    Unexpected suprise "gem". Tried it out on a whim after visiting the more famous chateaus in the immediate area.
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    Robert44
    Texas
    18253
    Such an interesting Chateau
    After visiting the castle, we walked up to the Chateau Gaillard, which was built starting around 1496 by King
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    Andy K
    Redmond, WA
    3116
    Hidden wonder
    Located just by a more famous house (that of Leonardo da Vinci), this is a lovely little pocket that's been
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