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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Paul Chevallier (5 months ago)
Très beau monument, malheureusement à part la pagode, il n'y a pas grand chose aux alentours.. Jeux de casse-tête à la disposition de tous et petit coin pour se désaltérer fort sympathique
Valérie Breant (8 months ago)
Très gros manque de sécurité dans la pagode, certaines rampes pour monter sont très instables et il manque des barreaux à plusieurs reprises dans les escaliers, faîtes très attention à vos enfants, je ne comprends pas que ce site reste ouvert sans que des travaux de sécurité et de mises aux normes soient effectués. Les peintures très vétustes sur les bancs et les barrières ne sont qu'un détail par rapport au manque de sécurité. Pratiquement 10 euros l'entrée, c'est horriblement cher par rapport aux efforts qui peuvent être faits pour l'entretien de ce site. Je finirai par une petite touche positive pour les jeux en bois qui amusent bien les enfants et le petit sac explorateur qui occupe les enfants pendant la visite.
Dominique Van Durpe (2 years ago)
Certainly worth the money for me. Just look at those pictures, It's wonderful!
Mark Playle (2 years ago)
Such a beautiful place to visit.
Brett Carpenter (5 years ago)
Incredibly overpriced (10 E!) While this might be a neat tower, your money would be better spent in Amboise. I was able to get a picture over the fence, but that's all I needed. I'm sure the views were great but it was not worth it to me.
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