In the dawn of the Renaissance, the medieval fortress of Amboise gave way to a royal dwelling under the reigns of kings Charles the 8th and François the 1st.
A lot of european thinkers and artists spent time in Amboise, such as Leonardo Da Vinci, who is buried in the Chapel of the castle. This center of French history will offer you a wide collection of gothic and Renaissance furniture.
Le Clos Lucé :
Built in 1471 as a stronghold depending on the Amboise castle, the Clos Lucé had several owners until it was bought by Charles the 8th and became a summer house for the royal family.
In 1516, François the 1st invited Leonardo Da Vinci to come to Amboise and gave him the Clos Lucé as a dwelling. The genius stayed in the manor for only three years, until his death on May 2nd 1519. As the last home of Leonardo Da Vinci, the Clos Lucé is listed as National Heritage.