Hotel in the heart of Amboise
The town of Amboise unfolds its treasures around the Hotel Lanex. Ideally located just a stone's throw from the castle and the historic centre of the town, let yourself be charmed by the unique character of its streets, which will magnetise you.
Amboise takes its name from Latin. It means "between two waters", due to its privileged position between the courses of the Loire and its tributary the Amasse. The prosperity of Amboise grew very early, in the protective shadow of its stronghold. Over time, the town became a centre of artistic, intellectual and scientific attraction and its Royal Castle has welcomed many kings of France.
400 m from the Château Royal, overlooking the Loire, the Château du Clos Lucé is the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci. This scientist, with his eclectic curiosity and productions, embodies the intellectual, scientific and artistic wealth of the Renaissance.
But history is also shaped by the history of the humble, and Amboise has some astonishing examples, such as the troglodytic dwellings that you will discover in the pedestrian area of the town: the tuffeau, a white stone characteristic of the local habitat, was extracted from the natural foothills of the Loire valley, digging out quarries that have become homes in the heart of the stone.