The Amboise Castle is an impressive site to visit, although it is much diminished in size from its heyday -
only one fifth of the original chateau remains.
There is also a highly regarded collection of Renaissance furniture and furnishings to see.
As for the decoration, it was originally of French inspiration,
but latter profited from the collaboration of the Flemish and Italian artists.
The furnishings were luxurious, Flemish and French tapestries, Damask curtains and Turkish carpets.