Except for a few small slopes, the awkward crossing of the D 751 road and some sharp bends cycling down into Amboise town, this stage is mostly easy, along quiet country roads.
Chaumont-sur-Loire : the castle, its grounds and stables; the Festival international des Jardins, a prestigious international garden design event held here every year, April to October. Eateries and a shop on the spot.
Mosnes: the Domaine des Thômeaux [A inclure ou pas? Pour quelles raisons touristiques ?]
Amboise: the remarkable royal château; the Château du Clos-Lucé and its inventive grounds, recalling the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, who spent the last three years of his life here; St Denis Church; artist Max Ernst’s playful fountain; many wine cellars open to visitors.
- Amboise : Friday and Sunday morning
Tourist Information centre
- Chaumont-sur-Loire : +33(0)2 54 20 91 73
- Amboise : +33(0)2 47 57 09 28