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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” (223 reviews)
“his life” (142 reviews)
“da vinci” (278 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 25 May 2015

A must see for anyone interested in Leanardo da Vinci. We loved the gardens. They had recreated a number of da Vinci's inventions in a large scale. It was beautiful. There is a reproduction of the Mona Lisa that you can get close to and...More

1  Thank Dixie S
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy that you spent a good time during your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed 23 May 2015

Leonardo da Vince spent the last four years of his life in the home at Clos Luce. Today, it houses models of many of da Vinci's inventions and is surrounded by well maintained and beautiful gardens. The visit is a worthwhile experience, and the gardens...More

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy that you spent a good time during your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed 23 May 2015

A tribute to Leonardo da Vinci, who lived here for the last 3 years of his life. Lots of models of his fantastic vision, with many large-scale models on display in the peaceful gardens. Entry tickets reduced if bought at the Tourist centre,but only about...More

2  Thank Chris T
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed 20 May 2015

There are two very good reasons to visit Clos Lucé. In itself it is one of the most intimate of chateaux and provides a great, nearly startling contrast with for example Chambord. But equally interesting, for me at least is its most famous inhabitant, Leonardo...More

3  Thank DottoreGianni
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Leonardo's last home is fitted with lots of copies of his many inventions. Some are explained graphically on lcd screens. As well as the rooms he lived in during the past three years of his life, the chateau shows nice gardens and a park. There...More

1  Thank Jsteveb
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed 20 May 2015

Allow a whole day for a fairly leisurely visit as the grounds are well worth a wander and have interesting and sometimes working models of some the great Leonardo's many inventions.The house itself is fascinating and as the great man actually lived there contains his...More

1  Thank sheilzj
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy that you spent a good time during your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed 18 May 2015

A super Leonardo-themed park and house, with models of all his major inventions. Great place, full of interesting things to see and do. And the restaurants are good, too !

Thank Peter A
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Short drive from tours along the loire valley. You see the chateau on approach to amboise and it is stunning. Once inside the views and architecture are just as stunning. A must see if in this area.

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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Imagine being in Leonardo da Vinci's bedroom looking through his window toward the Chateau of Amboise, as he said he did. Step downstairs to his kitchen where he loved to visit with his cook near the great fireplace. Or step into the great room where...More

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy that you spent a good time during your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed 10 May 2015

This is a beautiful park, but the park is not the main attraction, though it is at least four stars in its own right. The chateau is the star, as it is furnished with the furniture used by da Vinci during his final years of...More

2  Thank bonniemreeves
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your visit and your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. With our best regards.

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