For some reason I have never visited the Amboise castle. But that’s not a reason to not show it to you.
It had its heyday in the early 16th Century when it was home to a young Francis the 1st as well as Leonardo di Vinci when he moved to France invited by the former. It was also residence of Francis’s son and successor, Henry II and his infamous wife, Catherine de Medici. This is where she raised her children along with young Mary Stuart. Catherine’s three sons all were going to become Kings of France: Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III.