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Arriving -- About a dozen trains per day leave from both Tours and Blois. The trip from Tours takes 20 minutes and costs 5.70€ one-way; from Blois, it takes 20 minutes and costs 7.20€ one-way. Several conventional trains a day leave from Paris’s Gare d’Austerlitz (trip time: about 2 hr., 15 min.), and several TGVs depart from the Gare Montparnasse, with a change to a regular train at St-Pierre-des-Corps, next to Tours (trip time: 1 hr., 30 min.). Fares from Paris to Amboise start at 28€. For information, visit www.oui.sncf or call tel. 36-35 (.40€/min.).

If you prefer to travel by bus, Fil Vert Buses (www.tourainefilvert.com), which operates out of Gare Routière in Tours, just across from the railway station, runs about six to eight buses every day between Tours and Amboise. The one-way trip takes about 45 minutes and costs 2.40€.

If you’re driving from Tours, take the D751, following signs to Amboise.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is on quai du Général-de-Gaulle (www.amboise-valdeloire.com; tel. 02-47-57-09-28).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.