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Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci

2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 73
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At the invitation of Francis I, Leonardo da Vinci came to live at the Château du Clos Lucé and stayed here for the last three years of his life, devoting himself to perfecting his inventions. Leonardo was prolific and inspired, working as an engineer, architect and theatrical director, organising lavish festivities for the Court. At his residence 300 metres from the Château Royal, he drew up plans for a model château for Francis I in Romorantin and designed the double-helix open staircase in the Château de Chambord.The Château du Clos Lucé is dedicated to showing and explaining to the public the great knowledge acquired by the Italian Maestro. 
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“his inventions” (221 reviews)
“his life” (139 reviews)
“da vinci” (265 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't plan to hang around in Amboise, but glad we did! This place was an enjoyable visit. Besides the house itself, there's the gardens to visit as well. Looks like it's best to go in the morning - we went at about 9/10am -...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice visit, not too much queuing, and this is really interesting for adults as well as children. The setting is very pleasant, well maintained, and the children can have great fun in the park, while experimenting with Leonard's inventions. A must do in the area

Thank dominiquesalacz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very glad to see where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last few years of his life. Small Villa with a beautiful garden/park.

Thank Caper20
Leonard-Amboise, Service communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear visitor, Thank you for your comment! We are glad to know that you had great moments at the Château du Clos Lucé and discovering the universe of Leonardo da Vinci. We’ll be happy to welcome you once again any time soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I did not expect to visit Clos Luce, but we had some extra time in Amboise and decided to spend it there. I'm so glad we did. We got there shortly after it opened, so it wasn't too crowded. The chateau was...More

Thank Seth O
Leonard-Amboise, Service communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear visitor, Thank you for your enthusiastic comment ! We are glad to know that you had great moments at the Château du Clos Lucé discovering the universe of Leonardo da Vinci. We’ll be happy to welcome you once again any time soon !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to explore Leonardo other side. Great inventions on show. House/ chateau nothing spectacular. Gardens showed some interactive displays. However it was a Saturday afternoon, there were lots of families, so we did not explore ( we are a retired couple). There were lots...More

Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well put together with something for all the family. The models of the Da Vinci designs are especially good...and very different. The chateau itself is nice as are the gardens

Thank Pammie56
Leonard-Amboise, Service communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear visitor, Thank you for your enthusiastic comment! We are glad to hear that you appreciated the visit of the château and the cultural 7 hectares park with your family. We’ll be happy to welcome you once again any time soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't know that the most famous "Renaissance"man got shelter and worked in Amboise. His engineering achievements are amazing, his art studio and gardens are true appreciation by french kingMore

Thank Jerry S
Leonard-Amboise, Service communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear visitor, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Château du Clos Lucé ! We are glad to know that you had great moments at the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci in Amboise discovering his universe. We’ll be happy...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have much time in Amboise. In deciding whether to visit the Chateau Amboise or Leonardo's chateau, the couple we chatted it up with in town recommended Leonardo and I was so glad they did! The museum/grounds were really well kept and maintained. The...More

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Leonard-Amboise, Service communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear visitor, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy to hear you had a great time discovering Leonardo da Vinci’s universe. We hope to welcome you soon once again !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only this castle is admirable with a nice architecture, but also it is moving to figure out the life of Leonardo Da Vinci here. The guide books will certainly tell you more about it. What I liked the most is the mock-ups of major...More

Thank JohnPaul2010
Leonard-Amboise, Service communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear visitor, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy to hear you had a great time discovering Leonardo da Vinci’s universe. We hope to welcome you soon once again !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Among the incredible places to visit in the Loire Valley is the chateau where Da Vinci lives during the last year's of his life. It is a smaller residence so it is a more manageable size for children. There are wonderful exhibits on all of...More

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Leonard-Amboise, Service communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear visitor, Thank you for your enthusiastic comment! We are glad to know that you had great moments at the Château du Clos Lucé discovering the universe of Leonardo da Vinci. We’ll be happy to welcome you once again any time soon !

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Irina D
How to get from Paris to Le Chateau du close Luce?
5 May 2017|
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Response from FrancesB B | Reviewed this property |
Yes train is the best option- a short walk or a short taxi trip
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Jujams
Do the gardens interactive exhibits close if it rains?
25 June 2016|
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Response from Indstrl | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure.
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