"The Royal Domain of Château Gaillard is a 15 hectare green setting, located in the heart of the city of Amboise, it is the forgotten paradise of the Renaissance in Touraine.
On his return from Italy in 1496, the young King Charles VIII fell in love with the Italian cities and palaces and decided to recreate in Amboise, at Château Gaillard, "the Terrestrial Paradise". To achieve this dream, he convinces 22 Italian artists to return with him to Amboise, including Dom Pacello, the most famous gardener in 1500. He established the first gardens of the French Renaissance at Château Gaillard and acclimated the first orange trees in France.
After 5 years of Pharaonic restoration carried out by 50 artisans & crafts of the Val de Loire, the castle is now open to the public.
Explore the 16th century period palace-pallazoto, the King's Gardens, the Royal Orangery with its 60 varieties of citrus, the olfactory cave, the collection of mouth-blown polychrome windows, the giant model of the Domaine en 1500, the nap "" house ""
For this season 2017, discover the medieval courtyard, the François 1er cellar, the monumental tower, the Grande Fontaine refurbishment
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My castle is visitable
The Domaine Royal Château Gaillard is open every day from 13h to 19h