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Amboise Wine Festival

Amboise (37, Indre et Loire, Centre – Val de Loire) in the Touraine celebrates in annual wine festival in the imposing surroundings of the Chateau d’Amboise 15-17 April 2017.

The relevant appellation is Touraine Amboise AC, situated between Tours and Blois on the Loire, and includes still and sparkling whites made from Chenin blanc, rose and red wines made from Cabernet Franc and Gamay.

3 AOCs are celebrated here during the twenty or so wine events each year:  Vouvray, Touraine-Amboise, Touraine-Mesland. Along with the 24 “caves touristiques” wine cellars where the troglodyte world is very present, several fascinating sites are worth a visit, such as the Royal Amboise castle, Clos Lucé (where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last days) the Chanteloup pagoda and the Valmer gardens. Also of interest: the Loire à Vélo cycling trail is perfect for pleasant excursions!

For more info see www.amboise-valdeloire.co.uk

Chambres d’Hôtes Les Fleurons

Try the B&B Chambres d’Hôtes Les Fleurons in a 17th-century townhouse in the historic district of Amboise with  a panoramic view of the Château Royal or of the Loire River.