trip to france- loire region
The Loire region is located in the vicinity of the Loire River and is known for its rich cultural heritage. The area boasts a large number of historic villages and towns, but the valley is best known for its many impressive castles, magical gardens and beautiful landscape. Amboise is a charming town with a pleasant and historic centre and is known for the Château d’Amboise. And of course during our visit we also acquired several beautiful chandeliers for our collection.
The chateau of Amboise
The Council Chamber
This gothic style fireplace provided comfort during the cold winter months. Decorations on the fireplace hood: the flaming sword is a symbol of Charles VIII.
The central columns are embellished with French lilies and a stoat, the emblems of the Kingdom of France
Also noteworthy are the Orléans rooms
The chapel of Saint-Hubert
The chapel was built in flamboyant Gothic style under Louis XI and houses the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, who died in Amboise in 1519
View from the castle over Amboise
On the roof of the castle ..;)