Pagode de Chanteloup

Amboise, France

Two kilometres south of Amboise, the curious Pagode de Chanteloup was built between 1775 and 1778. The ‘Duke of Choiseul’s Folly’ or ‘Friendship monument’ was built after his exile from King Louis XV’s court as a token of his gratitude towards his loyal friends who stood by him. Clamber to the top for glorious views of the surrounding park and the forested Loire Valley. Picnic hampers are sold in summer, and you can while away the afternoon larking about in a rowboat or playing free outdoor games.



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Founded: 1775-1778
Category: Statues in France

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Vladi Trop (3 years ago)
Not much to see, unfortunately, but the Pagoda is a unique place between all of the castles of Loire
Raoul Moes (3 years ago)
Way too expensive
Ayotroyee Jana (3 years ago)
It's a little tucked away but worth the find!
stijn vandenbussche (3 years ago)
if you pass by you can visit it but it is not a must do.
Sebastian Freitag (4 years ago)
The 10€ entrance fee seems way too much for what you get. Btw, if you use Google Maps to navigate there, it guides you to a small way behind a hedge next to the Pagoda, which is actually closer to it than the main entrance, but something like 10 minutes away from the actual entrance.
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