National Geographic : 1923 Jul
(A Photograph by E.M. Newman THE CHATEAU AT AMBOISE, ON THE LEFT BANK OF THELOIRE Amboise has been called "a little, white-faced town, staring across an admirable bridge and leaning .. .against the pedestal of rock on which the dark castle masses itself." It was here that the young Mary, Queen of Scots, spent some time after her first marriage. Here, also, tradition says that in 1560 Catherine de Medici forced her to witness from a balcony the wholesale noyades, ordrownings, of captured Huguenots inthe Loire. Both Amboise and Tours lie in a region rich in vineyards, and known as the Garden of France.