The Chanteloup Pagoda, an 18th century architectural folly is located in the heart of the Loire valley, in a 14-hectare park. The only witness to the castle of the Duke of Choiseul destroyed in 1823, the Pagoda offers from the top of its 40 meters, a grandiose panorama of the castle of Amboise, the forest and the Loire Valley.

During your visit, discover the history of Chanteloup with a virtual reconstruction of the “Disappeared Palace”, enjoy the ” ancient games ” in wood, or a country picninc, discover the small Chinese garden inviting meditation, and the calm of a boat ride on the large pond

The history of Chanteloup

The Chanteloup Pagoda

The “Madness of the Duke of Choiseul” or “Monument to Friendship” was built by the Duke in 1775, after his exile from the court of King Louis XV, in tribute to all his friends who had shown him their loyalty.

Discover the history of this unusual and unique monument, the last vestige of a grand palace.

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The monument and the park

Visit the Pagoda

Climb the 149 steps that separate you from the top floor, and enjoy a magnificent 360-degree panorama of Amboise Castle, the forest and the Loire Valley.

Park and garden

Enjoy the 14 hectares of parkland for picnicking or strolling around the half-moon water room and the grand canal. You can also discover the small Chinese garden of FU-XI,its oriental essences, its chinoiseries in an atmosphere that invites you to meditate.


For young and old alike, various activities have been created to playfully animate the tour route. A wide variety of ancient wooden games are available, from frog play to croquet play.

For a better contemplation of the monument and its reflection in the large pond, come and enjoy a boat ride with friends or family (rental 6 € per hour throughout the season).

Children’s hunting game

Hunt for clues in the Pagoda park with an adventurer backpack and numerous accessories to solve the “Mystery of Chanteloup”!

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Chanteloup’s Little picnic Baskets

Available at the Tea Room from April to September, Chanteloup’s little picnic baskets are made up of the essentials of our region, from Touraine rillettes to Saint-Maure-de-Touraine goat’s cheese, accompanied by our selection of Touraine-Amboise (AOC) wines from the Chanteloup vineyards.

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With its architecture and history, the Chanteloup Pagoda is a unique monument, born of the Enlightenment, erected in a majestic site on the edge of the forest.
The Duke of Choiseul, Prime Minister of King Louis XV, received his illustrious friends in Chanteloup. He built the Pagoda for them. People came from the far reaches of Europe to admire this “folly” dedicated to Friendship.
Privatize the Site of the Chanteloup Pagoda, and offer your reception an enchanting setting that your guests will not soon forget.

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The Chanteloup Pagoda has been awarded the Quality Tourism™, the only state label awarded to tourism professionals for the quality of their reception and services:

  • A warm welcome
  • Careful staff
  • Foreign languages skills
  • Personalised services
  • Clear and accurate information
  • Cleanliness and comfort guaranteed
  • The discovery of a destination
  • Taking your opinion into account

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