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Pagode de Chanteloup

Pagode de Chanteloup Review

Just 3 km (2 mi) south of Amboise on the road to Chenonceaux, the Pagode de Chanteloup is a remarkable sight—a 140-foot, seven-story Chinese-style lakeside pagoda built for the Duke of Choiseul in 1775. Children will adore puffing their way to the top for the vertigo-inducing views, but some adults will find the climb—and the 400-yard walk from the parking lot—a little arduous. You can rent a little row boat (€5/hour) to float across the adjoining lake. This is worth a quick stop if you're in the area already.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rte. de Bléré, Amboise, 37400 | Map It
  • Phone: 02–47–57–20–97
  • Cost: €9
  • Hours: Apr.–June, and Sept., daily 10–6:30; Feb., Mon.–Fri. 2–5, weekends noon–5; July and Aug., daily 9:30–7.30; Oct.–mid-Nov., weekends 10–noon and 2–5
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  • Location: Amboise
Updated: 03-24-2013

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