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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.
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

The different machinery invented by Leonardo da Vinci are displayed throughout the building and the park

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful day for the whole family. There is so much to see including the house, gardens and models of many of Leonardo Di Vinci’s ideas and inventions. Many people were arriving with picnics, which I think would be a make a lovely...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are some great exhibitions of Leonardo Da Vinci's designs and a replica workshop. The Gardens also have things to see/do related to Da Vinci which makes it fun for kids. Get a discount from the Amboise Tourist Office!!

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Home of Leonardo da Vinci. A close look at some of his art and mechamics. Good for a one-hour visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The home itself is quite beautiful - especially the garden. They've put together a nice museum with many interesting things both inside and out. Inside the house, there are small models of many of Da Vinci's impressive inventions and there are large scale models out...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An open garden with lots of Leonardos ideas and inventions built to scale and although simplified, they are interactive. The museum is fascinating and enlightening! A good place to take children as there is space in the gardens for them to run around and things...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the hidden gems of the Loire Valley, where Leonardo D's Vinci spent his last years! The gardens are fantastic and a wonderful place to take a picnic, definitely a great day out for families! There are working models of his inventions in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clos Luce was the last home of Leonardo DiVinci and visiting it gives you a real insight into his imagination and genius through the displays of his inventions and seeing his notebooks and work up close and personal.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an amazing place, not only because of the fact that Leonardo spent his last years there, but also, everything he did, invented and investigated is shown!!! His house with each room settled as in the past and maquettes of all his inventions. No...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best experiences we had in FRANCE. DO NOT MISS THIS.if you like DE VINCI you will be amazed by how many things he dreamed a bout and built.

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Karyl050
19 May 2018|
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Response from onestreetwiseb | Reviewed this property |
No problem. Lots of places in the gardens to sit and eat. We didn't do it ourselves but saw lots of others picnicking and wished we had too.
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Mary B
10 April 2018|
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Response from onestreetwiseb | Reviewed this property |
There are a small number of free spaces just down the road, next to a new pay parking area, which is not too expensive. There are signs to the chateaux from the ring road, and we found it easily.
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fayerebel
31 March 2018|
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Response from LJMK1 | Reviewed this property |
We walked from our Amboise hotel to Clos Luce and spent the morning there, then walked to Chataeu Amboise and spent the afternoon there. A full day is adequate for seeing both. We had a nice dinner in Amboise afterward... More
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