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Amboise Guide


Amboise, a small medieval market town and commune, is located in France, and is situated beside the Loire River. Amboise is also known famously as the town containing the Clos Luce, the manor house where Leonardo Da Vinci lived and died. The house has lost much of its original structure, but some of it still stands today and houses models of many of his inventions constructed according to his original plans.

Amboise has some of the best examples of timbered housing, a process in which heavy timber logs are joined together with pegged mortise and tenon, in the region. Outside of the city sits a Chinese Pagoda built in 1775 which has seven levels, each level being smaller than the last. The pagoda is open to the public and visitors may climb its interior staircase for some good views of the surrounding area.

The Musee de la Poste is a museum inside the Hotel Joyeuse which traces the history of the postal delivery service in the region. The famous Chateau of Amboise is located in the center of the town, creating a focal point around which the town grew. Many historical events over the centuries have taken place inside the Chateau, a structure that sits large and daunting on the top of a very large hill overlooking much of the town.

Amboise is also home to Troglodytes, which are caves where tufa stone was excavated from the hills in order to build stone houses. Some of these caves were used as homes by the local people and today many of them have been turned into inns, art galleries, museums and even zoos.

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What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

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When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

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