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Le Choiseul

36 Quai Charles Guinot 37400 Amboise France

Le Choiseul - Amboise, France

Historically, Château d'Amboise is one of the most important of the great Loire châteaux. It was the home of kings, visited by Catherine de Medici and said to be the burial place of Leonardo da Vinci. It also has a darker side: in 1560, 1,200 corpses of conspiring Huguenots were hung from iron hooks on the façade. Below the château's ramparts is an 18th century residence set within Italianate terraced gardens overlooking the river. This is Le Choiseul, charming and friendly with a family atmosphere. The rooms are cheerfully, if not luxuriously, appointed. The cuisine is light and typical of the region, in tune with the delicious local Touraine wines. The scented terraces and gardens provide an unexpected intimacy that reminds one of home. Unlike Le Choiseul's illustrious neighbours, the scale is human, the pace more gentle and the manner much more informal. Altogether a delightful encounter.The Hotel/Restaurant is closed until 30th June 2005.


Year built: 1750 Year remodelled: 1998 Number of floors: 2 Number of rooms: 28 Number of suites: 4 Conference room capacity: 150 Room service (on request) Butler service Pets are allowed Car rental desk


From Paris, exit the A10, junction 18, at Amboise. Take the D31, cross immediately the Loire and turn right after the bridge.


Nearest train station: 5 minutes,Nearest coach / bus station: 5 minutes,Nearest Motorway: Autoroute 11,Nearest car rental office: Amboise city centre,Nearest city centre: Amboise,Nearest business district: 5 minutes,Nearest shopping district: Amboise / Taxi Euro 6,Train station: Amboise 10 minutes walk / Tours 35 minutes drive,International airport: Roissy Charles de Gaulle 2.3 hours drive,Motorway: A10, 15 minutes drive,Car rental: Centre Amboise,Shopping district: Centre Amboise,City centre: Amboise

Room Description

Traditional room with one queen bed or two twin beds. Overlooking the Loire or garden. En-suite bathroom. Superior room with one queen or two twin beds. King bed is possible, please request. Three of the rooms are attic rooms. Overlooking the Loire or garden. Deluxe room with one queen or two twin beds. King bed is possible, please request. Terrace, en-suite bathroom. Overlooking the garden. Junior Suite with either one queen bed or two twins and lounge. Loire or garden view. No balcony. Bathroom has shower in the bath. Suite with either one queen bed or two twins. King size bed is possible. Overlooking the Loire and the garden. No balcony. Bathroom has shower in the bath.

Room Features

  • 220 AC / DC
  • Air-conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony (Deluxe rooms only)
  • Bathrobe
  • Bath tub
  • Bathroom scales
  • Bidet
  • Colour TV
  • Direct dial phone
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Make up mirror
  • Mini bar
  • Shower in bath
  • Toiletries
  • Trouser press
  • WC


The hotel proposes 2 restaurants : Le Choiseul & the Gourmet one, open every evenings at dinner and Sunday's lunches. Serves regional specialities. Chef Pascal Bouvier. Jacket and tie required. No jeans or short sleeve shirts. Candlelight dinner in winter. Menu at Euro 50, Degustation menu at Euro 95 and "a la carte". Reservations required. Restaurant award, 1 star in Michelin guide. Opening times: Set starts at 19:15 to 21:00 (last order) / Set starts at 12:15 to 13:15 (last order) / Degustation menu is served until 21:00 only.Le 36 & the bistro. Open at lunch from Monday to Saturday. Menu at Euro 15, 23 & 29.


  • Horse riding (request)
  • Mountain bikes (nearby)
  • Outdoor swimming pool (on-site)
  • Sailing (on-site)
  • Tennis courts (nearby)
  • 18 hole golf course
  • Ballooning (nearby)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf (nearby)
  • Gymnasium (nearby)
  • Vignoble-winery (nearby)


  • Château d'Amboise (5 minutes walk) east
  • Le Clos Luce (10 minutes walk) east
  • Château of Chenonceau (30 minutes drive) south
  • Château of Chambord (45 minutes drive) south
  • Château of Blois (30 minutes drive) south
  • Château of Cheverny (45 minutes drive) south
  • Château of Chaumont (15 minutes drive) east
  • Tours of old city and museums (25 minutes drive) west
  • Château de Willandry (50 minutes drive) west

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