Getting there & around
Amboise is 34km downstream from Blois and 23km upstream from Tours.
Touraine Fil Vert’s line C1 links Amboise’s post office with Tours’ bus terminal (€2.10, 45 minutes, seven daily Monday to Saturday). In July and August, you can take this line to Chenonceaux (at 10.52am) and back (at 5.08pm) from Monday to Saturday.
The train station (blvd Gambetta), across the river from the centre of town, is served by trains from Paris’ Gare d’Austerlitz (€24.20, 2¼ to three hours, 11 daily), Blois (€5.60, 20 minutes, 10 to 20 daily) and Tours (€4.50, 15 minutes, 10 to 20 daily).
Hire mountain bikes at Cycles Richard (02 47 57 01 79; 2 rue de Nazelles; per day €15; 9am-noon & 2.30-7pm Tue-Sat).