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The Gardens of Amboise

The Gardens of the Royal Chateau of Amboise were created at the end of the 15th century under King Charles VIII, by a Neapolitan monk and gardener.

Cypresses, green oak trees, bay trees, hornbeams and box trees shape these wonderful gardens offering a magnificent view over the “Royal River”, the Loire.

The contemporary gardens have been redesigned in 2005 into Oriental Gardens. They were designed as a tribute to a man who marked the castle’s history: Emir Abd El Kader (Prisoner from 1848 to 1852). The tour of the garden goes around 25 Alep stones, each of them carved with extracts from the Curran and hymns to peace, inviting the visitor to meditation and contemplation.

The tour of the gardens, either self-guided or guided, lasts about 1h. Access is authorized within a visit to the Royal Chateau of Amboise.

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