Amboise

As we arrived in Amboise, we couldn't help but be enthralled by its charming beauty. The quaint streets lined with half-timbered houses and the imposing silhouette of the Château d'Amboise perched on a hilltop immediately transported me back in time. After checking into our cozy house, we decided to take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the River Loire, enjoying the peaceful ambiance and admiring the stunning views of the château reflecting on the water.
 

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après quelques années de restauration voici un petit chateau  mis à disposition des amateurs de belles demeures royales -</p>
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The Château d'Amboise is a château in Amboise, located in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France. Confiscated by the monarchy in the 15th century, it became a favoured royal residence and was extensively rebuilt. King Charles VIII died at the château in 1498 after hitting his head on a door lintel. The château fell into decline from the second half of the 16th century and the majority of the interior buildings were later demolished, but some survived and have been restored, along with the outer defensive circuit of towers and walls. It has been recognised as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1840.</p>
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<p>Just before sunset.</p>
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<p>The Château d'Amboise is located on a spur above the river Loire. The strategic qualities of the site were recognised before the medieval construction of the castle, and a Gallic oppidum was built there. In the late 9th century, Ingelgarius was made viscount of Orléans, and through his mother, was related to Hugh the Abbot, tutor to the French kings. Ingelgarius married Adelais, a member of a prominent family who controlled Château d'Amboise. He was later made Count of the Angevins and his rise can be attributed to his political connections and reputation as a soldier.<br />
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Château d'Amboise would pass through Ingelgarius and Adelais' heirs, and he was succeeded by their son, Fulk the Red. As Fulk the Red expanded his territory, Amboise, Loches, and Villentrois formed the core of his possessions. Amboise lay on the eastern frontier of the Angevins holdings.<br />
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Amboise and its castle descended through the family to Fulke Nerra in 987. Fulk had to contend with the ambitions of Odo I, Count of Blois who wanted to expand his own territory into Anjou. Odo I could call on the support of many followers and instructed Conan, Count of Rennes, Gelduin of Saumur, and Abbot Robert of Saint-Florent de Saumur to harass Fulk's properties. While Conan was busy on Anjou's western border, Gelduin and Robert attempted to isolate the easternmost castles of Amboise and Loches by raiding the Saumurois and disrupting communications. To further threaten Amboise, fortifications were erected at Chaumont and Montsoreau, while Saint-Aignan was garrisoned.<br />
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There is actually a 12th-century Book of the Construction of the Castle of Amboise and the Deeds of Its Lords.<br />
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Since 1840, the Château d'Amboise has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. Today, the present comte de Paris, descendant of Louis-Philippe, repairs and maintains the château through the Fondation Saint-Louis.<br />
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Adapted from Wikipedia<br />
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PS: To the right of the castle, covered in scaffolding, is the Chapel of Saint-Hubert, the reputed burial place of Leonardo da Vinci (although there's no evidence to support this claim). Leonardo definitely lived in Amboise for the final three years of his life and was buried there at his own request, but his bones were lost during the turbulence of the French Revolution, and until DNA tests prove otherwise, no one knows where his remains are.<br />
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PPS: The photo was taken with a D7200 and a 70-300 lens.</p>
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<p>The Château d'Amboise is located on a spur above the river Loire. The strategic qualities of the site were recognised before the medieval construction of the castle, and a Gallic oppidum was built there. In the late 9th century, Ingelgarius was made viscount of Orléans, and through his mother, was related to Hugh the Abbot, tutor to the French kings. Ingelgarius married Adelais, a member of a prominent family who controlled Château d'Amboise. He was later made Count of the Angevins and his rise can be attributed to his political connections and reputation as a soldier.<br />
<br />
Château d'Amboise would pass through Ingelgarius and Adelais' heirs, and he was succeeded by their son, Fulk the Red. As Fulk the Red expanded his territory, Amboise, Loches, and Villentrois formed the core of his possessions. Amboise lay on the eastern frontier of the Angevins holdings.<br />
<br />
Amboise and its castle descended through the family to Fulke Nerra in 987. Fulk had to contend with the ambitions of Odo I, Count of Blois who wanted to expand his own territory into Anjou. Odo I could call on the support of many followers and instructed Conan, Count of Rennes, Gelduin of Saumur, and Abbot Robert of Saint-Florent de Saumur to harass Fulk's properties. While Conan was busy on Anjou's western border, Gelduin and Robert attempted to isolate the easternmost castles of Amboise and Loches by raiding the Saumurois and disrupting communications. To further threaten Amboise, fortifications were erected at Chaumont and Montsoreau, while Saint-Aignan was garrisoned.<br />
<br />
There is actually a 12th-century Book of the Construction of the Castle of Amboise and the Deeds of Its Lords.<br />
<br />
Since 1840, the Château d'Amboise has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. Today, the present comte de Paris, descendant of Louis-Philippe, repairs and maintains the château through the Fondation Saint-Louis.<br />
<br />
Adapted from Wikipedia<br />
<br />
PS: To the right of the castle, covered in scaffolding, is the Chapel of Saint-Hubert, the reputed burial place of Leonardo da Vinci (although there's no evidence to support this claim). Leonardo definitely lived in Amboise for the final three years of his life and was buried there at his own request, but his bones were lost during the turbulence of the French Revolution, and until DNA tests prove otherwise, no one knows where his remains are.<br />
<br />
PPS: The photo was taken with a D7200 and a 70-300 lens.</p>
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<p>Nightly reflections distorting themselves on a Fiat Panda in Amboise, France</p>
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<p>Night appearance of a neon sign and building corner in Amboise, France</p>
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<p>A hint of Italian landscape art from a spot I like in Amboise, France</p>
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<p>The Château d'Amboise is located on a spur above the river Loire. The strategic qualities of the site were recognised before the medieval construction of the castle, and a Gallic oppidum was built there. In the late 9th century, Ingelgarius was made viscount of Orléans, and through his mother, was related to Hugh the Abbot, tutor to the French kings. Ingelgarius married Adelais, a member of a prominent family who controlled Château d'Amboise. He was later made Count of the Angevins and his rise can be attributed to his political connections and reputation as a soldier.<br />
<br />
Château d'Amboise would pass through Ingelgarius and Adelais' heirs, and he was succeeded by their son, Fulk the Red. As Fulk the Red expanded his territory, Amboise, Loches, and Villentrois formed the core of his possessions. Amboise lay on the eastern frontier of the Angevins holdings.<br />
<br />
Amboise and its castle descended through the family to Fulke Nerra in 987. Fulk had to contend with the ambitions of Odo I, Count of Blois who wanted to expand his own territory into Anjou. Odo I could call on the support of many followers and instructed Conan, Count of Rennes, Gelduin of Saumur, and Abbot Robert of Saint-Florent de Saumur to harass Fulk's properties. While Conan was busy on Anjou's western border, Gelduin and Robert attempted to isolate the easternmost castles of Amboise and Loches by raiding the Saumurois and disrupting communications. To further threaten Amboise, fortifications were erected at Chaumont and Montsoreau, while Saint-Aignan was garrisoned.<br />
<br />
There is actually a 12th-century Book of the Construction of the Castle of Amboise and the Deeds of Its Lords.<br />
<br />
Since 1840, the Château d'Amboise has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. Today, the present comte de Paris, descendant of Louis-Philippe, repairs and maintains the château through the Fondation Saint-Louis.<br />
<br />
Adapted from Wikipedia<br />
<br />
PS: To the right of the castle, covered in scaffolding, is the Chapel of Saint-Hubert, the reputed burial place of Leonardo da Vinci (although there's no evidence to support this claim). Leonardo definitely lived in Amboise for the final three years of his life and was buried there at his own request, but his bones were lost during the turbulence of the French Revolution, and until DNA tests prove otherwise, no one knows where his remains are.<br />
<br />
PPS: The photo was taken with a D7200 and a 70-300 lens.</p>
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<p>Amboise (Indre-et-Loire)<br />
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La France Libérée.  Sculpteur Raymond Couvègnes (1893-1985)<br />
Propriété de la Ville de Paris mis en dépôt à Amboise le 10 juin 1983.<br />
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Raymond Émile Couvègnes, sculpteur français né le 27 février 1893 à Ermont et mort le 18 décembre 1985 dans le 8e arrondissement de Paris, est l'auteur de sculptures monumentales en béton.  Il sera premier grand prix de Rome en 1927.<br />
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Il utilise le béton moulé, repris à l'outil. <br />
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Il décorera de nombreuses églises et hôtels de ville des départements dévastés par la Grande Guerre dans le Nord de la France. Ensuite, il réalisera des bustes de commande de personnalités. Après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il participera à la confection de médailles, dans les années 50, il décore les barrages du Rhin et élève près des centrales nucléaires de grands motifs métalliques. Il fonde, en 1965, l'école des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Boulogne-Billancourt.</p>
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<p>Amboise (Indre-et-Loire)<br />
<br />
<br />
La France Libérée.  Sculpteur Raymond Couvègnes (1893-1985)<br />
Propriété de la Ville de Paris mis en dépôt à Amboise le 10 juin 1983.<br />
<br />
<br />
Raymond Émile Couvègnes, sculpteur français né le 27 février 1893 à Ermont et mort le 18 décembre 1985 dans le 8e arrondissement de Paris, est l'auteur de sculptures monumentales en béton.  Il sera premier grand prix de Rome en 1927.<br />
<br />
Il utilise le béton moulé, repris à l'outil. <br />
<br />
Il décorera de nombreuses églises et hôtels de ville des départements dévastés par la Grande Guerre dans le Nord de la France. Ensuite, il réalisera des bustes de commande de personnalités. Après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il participera à la confection de médailles, dans les années 50, il décore les barrages du Rhin et élève près des centrales nucléaires de grands motifs métalliques. Il fonde, en 1965, l'école des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Boulogne-Billancourt.</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhedae/53569935639/" title="Château Royal d&#039;Amboise, Amboise, Loire Valley, France"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53569935639_dce88b2a4b_m.jpg" width="240" height="93" alt="Château Royal d&#039;Amboise, Amboise, Loire Valley, France" /></a></p>

<p>The Château d'Amboise is located on a spur above the river Loire. The strategic qualities of the site were recognised before the medieval construction of the castle, and a Gallic oppidum was built there. In the late 9th century, Ingelgarius was made viscount of Orléans, and through his mother, was related to Hugh the Abbot, tutor to the French kings. Ingelgarius married Adelais, a member of a prominent family who controlled Château d'Amboise. He was later made Count of the Angevins and his rise can be attributed to his political connections and reputation as a soldier.<br />
<br />
Château d'Amboise would pass through Ingelgarius and Adelais' heirs, and he was succeeded by their son, Fulk the Red. As Fulk the Red expanded his territory, Amboise, Loches, and Villentrois formed the core of his possessions. Amboise lay on the eastern frontier of the Angevins holdings.<br />
<br />
Amboise and its castle descended through the family to Fulke Nerra in 987. Fulk had to contend with the ambitions of Odo I, Count of Blois who wanted to expand his own territory into Anjou. Odo I could call on the support of many followers and instructed Conan, Count of Rennes, Gelduin of Saumur, and Abbot Robert of Saint-Florent de Saumur to harass Fulk's properties. While Conan was busy on Anjou's western border, Gelduin and Robert attempted to isolate the easternmost castles of Amboise and Loches by raiding the Saumurois and disrupting communications. To further threaten Amboise, fortifications were erected at Chaumont and Montsoreau, while Saint-Aignan was garrisoned.<br />
<br />
There is actually a 12th-century Book of the Construction of the Castle of Amboise and the Deeds of Its Lords.<br />
<br />
Since 1840, the Château d'Amboise has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. Today, the present comte de Paris, descendant of Louis-Philippe, repairs and maintains the château through the Fondation Saint-Louis.<br />
<br />
Adapted from Wikipedia<br />
<br />
PS: I took the panorama 10 mins ago. It's comprised of 3 separate images.<br />
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PPS: To the right of the castle, covered in scaffolding, is the Chapel of Saint-Hubert, the reputed burial place of Leonardo da Vinci (although there's no evidence to support this claim). Leonardo definitely lived in Amboise for the final three years of his life and was buried there at his own request, but his bones were lost during the turbulence of the French Revolution, and until DNA tests prove otherwise, no one knows where his remains are.</p>
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