5. Chapelle Saint-Hubert + Belmont Mausoleum
The Chapelle Saint-Hubert (left). Image via Arnradigue; Belmont Mausoleum (right); Image vis Maya Borgenicht
The Chapelle Saint-Hubert was built between 1491 and 1496 as part of Charles VIII’s remodeling of the Chateau d’Amboise. In the nineteenth-century, what were purported to be the bones of Leonardo da Vinci were entombed in the chapel and have since become a tourist destination.
The Chapelle of Saint Hubert inspired the 1910 Hunt & Hunt-designed Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont and Alva Erskine Vanderbilt Belmont Mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery. Belmont chose this chapel because of its designs relating to the hunt, or which Saint Hubert is the patron saint.
Also, read more about Ava Vanderbilt’s Final Resting Place in Woodlawn Cemetery.