Le Choiseul        

 36 Quai Charles Guinot 37400 Amboise − France

Located at the edge of the Loire and at the foot of the Royal Castle of Amboise, homeland of Leonardo da Vinci, the hotel Le Choiseul is a charming house typically from Tours built in 18th century. The hotel enjoys an exceptional location in the heart of the Valley of Loire castles. This marvelous property opened its doors in 1985. Le Choiseul is a haven of peace in the town of Amboise. It is a gracious collection of residences and the terraced gardens bordered by troglodyte caves. An ideal base for those who wish to discover the Loire Valley Castles and savour the area's celebrated cuisine.

Located at the edge of the Loire and at the foot of the Royal Castle of Amboise, homeland of Leonardo da Vinci, the hotel Le Choiseul is a charming house typically from Tours built in 18th century. The hotel enjoys an exceptional location in the heart of the Valley of Loire castles.

Equipment & Services

  • Free Wifi throughout the hotel.
  • Lift.
  • Dogs welcome in room (with supplement).
  • Free parking.
  • Troglodyte garage.

Banquets in Amboise, Loire Valley

At the foot of a castle overlooking the Loire, Le Choiseul welcomes you for convivial meals and family celebrations.
Wether for intimate gathering or large reception, we can meet all your expectations and put our various lounges at your disposal.

Dining room "Côté Loire"
This lovely bright room of 120m2 located on the 1st floor of the "Maison du Duc", just above the lounge bar and reception. Large windows offer superb views over the Loire.
It has a capacity from 12 to 100 people

Dining room "Côté jardin"
The first floor of the house of the Duke, this charming room is level with the Italian style gardens where you may enjoy an aperitif on sunny days.
It has a capacity from 20 to 40 people.

Salons Saint Francis and Charles VIII
Both lounges are located in the heart of the park, in ground garden of a beautiful half-timbered building in the ramparts of the castle of Amboise.
Salon Saint Francis can accommodate up to 40 guests. One can make a fire in winter.
The living character of Charles VIII can accommodate up to 80 guests.
The two rooms can be joined by opening a double door.
It has a capacity from 40 to 120 people.

The garden terrace
In summer, the Italian style gardens of Choiseul become open-air lounge for a cocktail or lunch on the terrace near the rose garden.

A dedicated contact will make you discover the hotel and will propose you an offer adapted to your needs.


A delightful place to hold your receptions in Amboise

Overhanging the Loire below the Royal castle of Amboise, Choiseul is a 18th century house typically from Tours very appreciated for is charm. Refinement and elegance are there.

- At the foot of the Royal Castle of Amboise.
- Italian-style gardens, green and bucolic setting between the Loire and hillside.
- Lounges on the ground floor.
- Parking.
- A professional team at your service.
- Meals cooked by the chef.

Personalized services
- Arrival bridegrooms in carriage or classic car or limousine.
- Orchestra or DJ.
- List of providers available: photographers, floral decoration, musical entertainment, rental of Cadillac.

Two reception rooms open onto the gardens.
For an intimate wedding: salon Saint-François up to 40 guests.
Charles VIII salon up to 80 guests.

In summer: under the lime trees or near the Rose Garden.
In the famous Caesar Granaries.

Possible partial privatization (9 rooms).

Classic Room

Double bed , bathroom with toilet. View over the garden.

2017 rates : 110,00 € (excluding special offers).

Traditional Room

Delightful, cozy rooms, some with attic and exposed beams overlooking the Loire or the italian style gardens. Bathroom with bath and separate toilet. Air conditioning.

2017 rates : from 150,00 € (excluding special offers).

Superior Room

These rooms are spacious, light and nicely decorated. They offer cozy intimacy with views over the Loire, the Château d'Amboise or Italian style gardens. Air conditioning.

2017 rates : from 230,00 € (excluding special offers).

Deluxe Room

These are beautiful and stylish large rooms with a lounge area and a private terrace. The elegance of the decor emphasises the cozy atmosphere of these rooms, where you will find calm and serenity. You will have a xiew over the Loire and bathroom with barh and private toilet.

2017 rates : from 250,00 € (excluding special offers).

Junior Suite

There's a view over the Loire or the gardens for these rooms with coordinating décor (suitable for 2 or for a family). A comfortable private lounge, bathroom with bath and private toilet. Air-conditioning.

2017 rates : from 300,00 € (excluding special offers).

Le Choiseul has 30 rooms of 5 different categories, from the most elegant apartment to the most delightful room including junior suites, "Deluxe", "Superior", "Traditional" or "Standard" rooms, located in one of the three residences which make up Le Choiseul: the Maison de l'Ermite, the Maison du Duc and the Maison de l'Apothicaire.

They offer pleasant views over the Italian garden, the Loire and the Château d'Amboise.

You'll have at your disposal in every room: WIFI, flat screen television, minibar, hair-dryer, Sage & Dressing gowns.

Loire Valley - Beauval ZooParc

ZooParc de Beauval is one of the most beautiful zoological parks in the world and it is at 50mn from Amboise and Le Choiseul. 8000 animals live there which two giant pandas!

In 2016, they opened a Hippopotamus Reserve, a fabulous installation with underwater vision. In 2017, they open a amazing visit of the lion's territory.

More information on: www.zoobeauval.com

Animations and visits 2017 at château royal d'Amboise

The Choiseul is next to the Chateau d'Amboise, it is really easy to visit it!

- From July 1st to August 30th, everyday at 5pm: guided tour of the underground and towers!

- June 4th, July 22th and 23rd & August 13rd do not miss the magnificent visit dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci at 11:30 am. May 2nd special day commemorating the death of the artist.

- In July and August -Sound and light shows
In the setting of the magnificent Royal Chateau of Amboise, the “Prophecy of Amboise” casts off the limits of its usual sound and light shows, to put you in a harmony of multimedia epic scenes and draws you into a unprecedented multisensorial arena: a heady experience of images and lights with more than 250 participants in the historical recreation.

More information on: www.chateau-amboise.com

18th-century French gardens of chateau de Chambord

At 60km from Choiseul, visit the largest castle of Loire Valley. In 2017, the" château de Chambord" recovers its 18th-century French gardens.

To reconstruct its former gardens, it tooks more than 600 trees, 800 shrubs, 200 rosebushes, more than 15,000 plants delimiting the borders and nearly 19,000 m² of lawns.

The Château de Chambord is open every day (except January 1st and December 25th) from 9 am to 6 pm (from April to October) and 9 am to 5 pm (from November to March).

More information on: https://www.chambord.org

Domaine de Chaumont International Garden Festival

Gardens' friends, Le Choiseul recommends you to visit Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire, at 17km from Amboise.

The three-fold identity of Domaine Régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire – heritage, art and gardens – makes it a unique place to visit on the Loire châteaux circuit; experts now consider it to be the largest indoor and outdoor art centre in France.

Artists, designers, plastic surgeons and landscape painters come from the whole world realize gardens on a precise theme, fitted out so many tracks, chessboards, wonderful or abstract routes ...

Radically new, contemporary and highly original scenographies, seeking to amaze, bewitch and conjure up dreams, finding fresh ways of combining flower varieties and making the utmost of them – this is what the 2017 edition’s designers have achieved, acting alongside nurseries of excellence to present a range of rare and truly outstanding blooms, their shapes as unexpected as their colours and their scents.





More information on: http://www.domaine-chaumont.fr/en

Located below the walls of the Chateau d'Amboise overlooking the Loire, the Choiseul is ideal for visiting the royal castles of the Loire Valley.

Amboise - LoireValley

Amboise Castle, 2 minutes from Choiseul, a Renaissance castle overlooking the Loire. "Sound and Light" Show in July and August.
The Clos Lucé is 2 minutes away. This was the final residence of Leonard de Vinci & contains a collection of some of his inventions Less than 50km:
Chenonceau Castle 20 kilometres away, exceptional through the richness of its history, built and protected by famous women: Queen Catherine de Medici
Chaumont Castle 20 kilometres away. This castle, overlooking the Loire, hosts the annual garden festival.
Château royal de Blois (35 km), favourite residence of kings and queens of France in the Renaissance period, this castle is a real panorama of the architecture and the history of the Val de Loire.
Château de Cheverny (50 km), the most magnificently-furnished of all the Loire Valley castles.

chateau chenonceau

For families
- Beauval Zoo : Classed as the No. 1 zoo in France and as one of the most beautiful zoological parks in the world,
- Buggy Riding 20 kilometres away, an original way to discover the vineyards of the Tours region
- Cruise on the Loire in a traditional "gabare" boat, 20 kilometres away
- The Hot-air Balloons of France Montgolfiere 30 kilometres away - flights over the Loire Valley

More informations:

Le 36

Built between the last wild river in Europe and terraced gardens bordered by troglodyte caves, "Le 36", Choiseul's restaurant, is a perfect gastronomic stop: fine cuisine and famous wines. The dining room "Côté Loire", on the first floor, offers a magnificent panorama over the Loira and the dining room "Côté Jardins" opens directly onto the Italian-style gardens where you may enjoy an aperitif during summer.

Chef Mickaël Renard attempts to respect the seasons, and likes to surprise guests with unconventional arrangements. Its cuisine is based on solid basis: The product, seasoning, and right baking. Open all day, lunch: Noon to 2 p.m. and dinner: 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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By car:

From North LE MANS (A28 then A10) or PARIS exit the A10, junction 18, "AMBOISE / CHATEAU RENAULT". Take the D31 direction of BLÉRÉ, cross the Loire and turn right just after the bridge.
Direction of AMBOISE, follows the river (right hand) hotel will be on your left (banks of the river) before arriving to the Royal castle. 

- From South BORDEAUX (A10 then A85), from West ANGERS /SAUMUR or East VIERZON / BOURGES exit the A85, junction 18 "BLÉRÉ", take the D31 direction of AMBOISE /CHATEAU RENAULT A10. 
Berore crossing the Loire, turn right just before the bridge Direction of AMBOISE, follows the river (right hand) hotel will be on your leff (banks of the river) before arriving to the Royal castle.

By rail:

TGV from Paris-Montparnasse station (1-hour trip). From Roissy airport (1-hour 30 minute trip). 
St-Pierre-des-Corps station (12 miles), Amboise (0,6 miles) or Tours Centre (14 miles).

By plane:

Tours St-Symphorien airport (19 miles).
Amboise-Dierre aerodrome (6 miles).

(33) 02 47 30 45 45   Fax: (33) 02 47 30 46 10      choiseul@grandesetapes.fr

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