Bridge over the River Loire and the Chateau d'Amboise, a medieval castle of the Loire Valley which became a royal residence in the 15th century and was largely reworked in the 15th and 16th centuries, at Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France. The Tour des Minimes is to the left, and the royal residence behind. Charles VIII was responsible for much of the building work before his death in 1498, turning the building from a medieval fortress to a Gothic palace. Renaissance and Italianate additions were installed under Francois I and Henri II. The chateau is listed as a historic monument. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Bridge over the River Loire and the Chateau d'Amboise, a medieval castle of the Loire Valley which became a royal residence in the 15th century and was largely reworked in the 15th and 16th centuries, at Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France. The Tour des Minimes is to the left, and the royal residence behind. Charles VIII was responsible for much of the building work before his death in 1498, turning the building from a medieval fortress to a Gothic palace. Renaissance and Italianate...
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