La Pagode de Chanteloup: at 2 km
A madness of the 18th century!
At the edge of the Amboise Forest, in a fourteen hectare landscaped park, stands a Louis XVI-style Chinoiserie on the edge of a semi-circular piece of water.
Built by the Duke of Choiseul in 1775, the Chanteloup Pagoda rises to 44 metres, its summit offering an exceptional panorama over the Loire Valley and the Amboise Forest.
The six floors of the pagoda each have a circular dome vaulted hall and are served by a 142-step staircase.
The pagoda is the last vestige of the Domaine de Chanteloup since the castle, of all beauty, was sold in 1823 and completely dismantled.
In the park, enjoy old-fashioned outdoor games and beautiful walks along the alleys.
For more information, click on www.pagode-chanteloup.com