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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David Bruce (8 months ago)
A long walk out of town worth the effort for tarte taking inn the cafe and stiff climb up seven stories of ever steeper spiral staircases
Frank de Groot (8 months ago)
No visitors, Chinese garden a bit overgrown. I have known of its existence for over 40 years. Time has not been kind to the place but its peace and quiet is actually a welcome change in a region that sees so many tourists.
Mark Featherstone (9 months ago)
It's a little too expensive, but the oriental garden is nice, the kids garden games are fun, the pagoda is interesting, but quite run down. The shop is fun, vintage clothes and second hand books. Takes about an hour to see everything.
Ian Walshaw (11 months ago)
Interesting 18th century folly, allocated remains of a once grand chateau. Impressive views from the top. A selection of games from bygone eras are available to play at no extra cost.
Globetrot With Mikalys (11 months ago)
A very peaceful parc, and not too crowded. The place is well maintained even the bathrooms. You can find different kinds of Chinese plants and flowers in the garden or take a boat to float in the lake. You can play the different games of Chanteloup or climb up the Pagode. At the end, don’t go without taking the picnic basket and have lunch in the beautiful garden.
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