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The Loire Valley Sights

Pagode de Chanteloup

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Updated 04/07/2014

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Just 3 km (2 miles) 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 per hour) to float across the adjoining lake.

This is worth a quick stop if you're in the area already.

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Rte. de Bléré, Amboise, 37400, France



Sight Details:

  • €10
  • Mid-Feb.–Mar., weekends 2–5; Apr., daily 10–6:30; May–June, Sept., daily 10–7; July and Aug., daily 9:30–7.30; Oct.–mid-Nov., weekdays 10–noon and 2–5, weekends 10–5; closed mid-Nov.–mid-Feb.

Updated 04/07/2014


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