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Le Cardinal : Historic Townhouse in Old Amboise - Castle Views

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Last updated: 11/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
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Amboise townhome description

Live a bit of French History and stay in 'Le Cardinal', an Historic Stone Townhouse in the center of Old Amboise with private courtyard, small garden, parking and views of the Royal Palace.

This three-story classic French Townhouse built in the 1800's was once a part of the bustling Place Richelieu along the Route to Chenonceau, the most famous of the Loire Valley 16C Chateaux, and was the property of the Priory of St. Thomas.

Le Cardinal is a three-minute walk from the Royal Palace and two minutes from the Rue Nationale, with its Clock Tower, clothing and antique shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, cheese shops, bakeries, bike rentals, etc.

The popular Amboise Open Market, along the Loire River, is only a six-minute walk, as is the Chateau Clos Luce, the last home of Leonardo da Vinci, now a museum in his honor.

After a day of visiting the quintessential Chateaux of the Loire Valley, you will have the pleasure of returning to your home located on a cul-de-sac, facing the Park Jeanne d'Arc. There are two parking spaces, a courtyard off the kitchen and a small private, hedged and fenced garden with incredible views of the Palace.

When you enter Le Cardinal, you will be transported back to another time with its intricate tiled floors, four marble fireplaces, detailed wainscotting, chandeliers and antique furnishings.

The first floor is light and spacious with a classical foyer and elegant salon complete with crystal chandeliers and marble fireplace. The open kitchen has a center island, rustic large double basin sink and modern appliances. The large dining area also has a marble fireplace as well as wainscotting, chandelier, Henri II buffet, large French farm table that seats 8 and classic French terra cotta tile floor.

Head up the stairs off the kitchen, to the second floor complete with rich parquet floors to the first bathroom with open shower and all new fixtures. There are three bedrooms each with large windows and views of the Place Richelieu and the Royal Palace, two of which have marble fireplaces. The main bedroom with a French queen size bed and antique canopy has a second connecting bedroom room with a Napolean III double bed, perfect for families traveling with small children.

The third floor is a treat for the senses with large oak beams, slanted roof line and parquet floors. The second bathroom is directly to your right and features all new fixtures including a large soaking tub, electric towel rack and clothes washing machine and dryer. Next is the sitting room with a sofa bed, large TV with VCR/DVD players and a selection of English films, and a splendiferous view of the castle. The second main bedroom is next and has exposed beams a dormer window and a French Queen bed.

Live the life of French Gentry and stroll among the Amboisiens filling your basket with all the delights the Touraine has to offer. Then, return to Le Cardinal, your Amboise Townhouse, to prepare your meal and dine in the stone terraced courtyard off your kitchen. Retire to your elegantly decorated bedroom and enjoy the Royal Palace's fireworks display from the best seats in Amboise, your window!

Celebrate your France adventure, and have our private chef cook and serve your meals or give you cooking lessons. Stopping in Paris?, ask us about our one bedroom apartment in the chic 16th near the Seine and Eiffel Tower, or our 2 bedroom apartment in the culturally rich and ever vibrant Latin Quarter.

Keywords: Turn of Century 3 story Townhouse

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Property Type

      • Townhome

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • 4 Marble Fireplaces, Highspeed Internet Connection & Cyber Cafe 5 minutes away, French Satellite TV with 15 channels, Selection of English films, High Chair, Folding Baby Bed, Two garden tables & chairs + umbrella, Possible private Chef to prepare meals or give cooking lessons...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                      • Monument View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Hunting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                          • Deck / Patio

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Discover
                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa
                           

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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low Season
                          Nov 1 - Dec 23, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          $220
                          $1,360
                          Holiday Season
                          Dec 24 - Jan 1, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $320
                          $1,925
                          Low Season
                          Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $220
                          $1,360
                          Peak Season
                          Apr 1 - Jul 31, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $320
                          $1,925

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                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning Fee $175
                          • Taxes Included

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                          Last updated: 11/25/2014
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                          Location

                          Clos Luce, Leonardo da Vinci's last home, is within walking distance as is the Place Richelieu with is respected French school for foreigners, the Rue Nationale Shopping District and Clock Tower, the Castle Square lined with restaurants and shops and the Royal Chateau of Amboise.

                           

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                          Photos

                          • Napoleon III Bed, Tapestry Decorated Walls

                            Napoleon III Bed, Tapestry Decorated Walls

                          • Soaking Tub & Exposed Beams in 3rd Floor Bathroom

                            Soaking Tub & Exposed Beams in 3rd Floor Bathroom

                          • Amboise

                            Amboise

                          • 1800's Classic French Salon

                            1800's Classic French Salon

                          • Fine Dining in French Style, Farmhouse Table and Henri II Buffet

                            Fine Dining in French Style, Farmhouse Table and Henri II Buffet

                          • 2nd Floor Light and Airy Bathroom w/ Walk-in Shower

                            2nd Floor Light and Airy Bathroom w/ Walk-in Shower

                          • Spectacular Views of the Place Richelieu & Royal Palace from Townhouse

                            Spectacular Views of the Place Richelieu & Royal Palace from Townhouse

                          • Patio

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                          This listing was first published here in 2006.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                          $220 - $320 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                          Speaks: english, french, german, polish
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/25/2014
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