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Amboise

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Located half way between Orléans and Tours, the little city of Amboise has played a great part in French history, particularly during the Renaissance era.

Located half way between Orléans and Tours, the little city of Amboise has played a great part in French history, particularly during the Renaissance era.

The magnificent castle of Amboise is one of the many chateaux bordering the Loire river, all listed in the UNESCO World Heritage including Chambord, Chenonceau or Azay-le-Rideau.

Population: 11.500 

Amboise is a small town compared to neighbouring cities such as Tours, Blois and Orléans. With its 11,500 inhabitants, the town has quaint narrow streets with old half-timbered houses.

Built on the left bank of the River Loire, this small old feudal little town is dominated by its impressive chateau. Amboise saw many kings of France who were born, lived and died there. Amboise is an easy 2 hours from Paris by motorway (A10).

Souce: http://www.frenchmoments.eu/amboise/

Amboise's climate is classified as warm and temperate. The is a great deal of rainfall in Amboise, even in the driest month. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Cfb. In Amboise, the average annual temperature is 11.5 °C. The average annual rainfall is 659 mm.

Source: http://en.climate-data.org/location/8077/ 

The  local transport is the  Emerald Service:  the Bus runs all year from Monday to Saturday ( excluding holidays) . It ensures every Sunday morning in a circuit. Full price € 0.50 , concessions € 0.25 ( unemployed, families on presentation of card) , free for those under 18 and holders of the Emerald card * Monthly subscription : 18 € .

Bycling rent: EUR 30 per week

Source: http://www.eurocentres.com/en/language-school-amboise/city 
                  http://www.ville-amboise.fr/c__14_52__Se_deplacer_a_Amboise.html

Students are encouraged to enjoy to the full the innumerable sights, events and activities which Amboise offers its visitors. 

  • The charming town of Amboise, with its Châteausitting high above the River Loire, is a great place to base your Loire region visit and spend a few days.
  • The main draw is the Château d'Amboise, home of Kings Charles VIII, Louis XII, and François I (and other French royalty), and right in the center of town.
  • The Royal Château of Amboise welcomes you every day of the year (except on 1st January and on 25th December). This emblematic monument and its landscaped gardens offer one of the most remarkable panoramas of the Loire valley, and are registered as a World Heritage site by Unesco.
  • Amboise also boasts a lovely pedestrian street, the Rue Nationale, which passes under the 15th century Clock Tower. The street is lined with small shops and patisseries, with many temptations.
  • On Fridays and Sundays, stroll down to the parking lot by the river, just across from the Tourist Office, and enjoy the wonderful Amboise Market. You'll find everything from cheese to sausages to flowers to clothes to kitchen tools—even beds! Prepared food stalls provide delicious lunches, dinners, or picnic supplies. 

Source: http://www.chateau-amboise.com/en/ 
                 http://www.francetravelplanner.com/go/loire/amboise/see/index.html

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