We enjoyed our day in Amboise. Our very first visit there was in 1994 when we were on our first motorcycle tour of France together. I was on my old Virago 535, a pretty but immensely impractical bike for long distance touring, and it broke down by the river bank on the opposite side from the château. We were on our way to the town and looking for a campsite. I remember thinking what a beautiful view of the château we had as we tinkered with the bike by the roadside. The problem turned out to be minor, thankfully, and we were soon on our way again.
How times change, this time we were in the car, with wine tasting our aim.