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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise, France
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+33 2 47 57 00 73
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Reviewed 1 week ago

François the first installed Leonardo da Vinci in this delightful house, 500 metres from the Château d'Amboise. Easy walk from one to the other. It is also where Leonardo died. In the basement of the chateau are several working models of Leonardo da Vinci’s designs,...More

Thank Thera1974
Leonard-Amboise, Service communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear visitor, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are glad to hear that you appreciated your visit in Leonardo da Vinci's last residence ! We hope to welcome you soon once again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was Leonardo da Vinci's home for the last 3 years of his life. Was able to walk through the whole "house". Saw his bedroom, workshop, science laboratory, painting studio, etc In the basement was the model room. Actually, 4 rooms of 40 machines, invented...More

Thank Nathalie E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With lovely informal gardens, the Clos Luce should be visited by anyone with any interest in the great Leonardo da Vinci. The castle is full of his life, his memories, many of his drawings and models, and highly evocative.

Thank Jules060617
Leonard-Amboise, Service communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

Leonardo de Vinci lived here for the last three years of his life and they've made the most of it!! A fascinating place, showing drawings, models and, in the gardens, full size versions of some of his inventions. The chateau itself has some beautiful rooms...More

Thank John J
Leonard-Amboise, Service communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear visitor, Thank you for your comment! We are glad to know that you had great moments at the Château du Clos Lucé discovering the universe of Leonardo da Vinci. Indeed, we have a family-friendly approach : children explore the world of Leonardo using his...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small town chateau, but well worth a visit. The house and gardens are superb, lots to look at, lots of garden walks. Highly recommended.

Thank ACP1963
Leonard-Amboise, Service communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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. We’ll be happy to welcome you once again any time soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a brilliant place to visit. The chateau is the actual residence where Leonardo DaVinci resided when he moved to France after he was invited by King Francois premier who was a science enthusiast and provided a grant and the chateau for DaVinci...More

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Leonard-Amboise, Service communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear visitor, We would like to thank you for your loyalty to the Château du Clos Lucé! We are glad to hear that after many visits, you are still delighted with Leonardo da Vinci’s universe. We will be happy to welcome you once again any...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dwelling of Leornado in his latter years provides an excellent insight on his life. The visit (which is self guided) in essence comprises three parts - the house itself (featuring Leonardos lodgings and workshops); the basement featuring models of various inventions; and the mature...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, they have a nice site with gorgeous gardens. They display inventions and some working copies of DaVinci's works. What they don't have are resources in languages other than French, which made it difficult to fully understand what we were looking at. We were there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited with our toddler. It is a little bit expensive, however, you could spend quite awhile here - walking through the house, looking at the models/designs and wandering around the lovely gardens. Its a very interesting house with plenty to take...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely interesting not only for us but especially for our 7 y.o. child. Inventions of Leonardo are everywhere presented very well including hologram and in the garden some of them in full size.

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Irina D
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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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