Amboise is a delightful market town perched alongside the river Loire. Leonardo da Vinci spent the last 4 years of his life living at the Clos de Lucé, right in the heart of the town.
We can highly recommend a visit. It’s good for families too as a whole range of Leonardo’s inventions has been recreated in the lovely gardens. This year marks 500 years since his death and there are big plans afoot.