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Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci

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Address: 2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise, France
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+33 2 47 57 00 73
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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At the invitation of Francis I, Leonardo da Vinci came to live at the...

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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Leonardo Da Vinci

If you can spare an afternoon here, that would be great because there is the museum/Leonardo's home and the park that you and the children can visit. We took the guided tour and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

If you can spare an afternoon here, that would be great because there is the museum/Leonardo's home and the park that you and the children can visit. We took the guided tour and had the best guide who was so passionate about the history and the story. The museum is well restored and the park is well attended. There is... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years here, how the home / museum is maintained is excellent & gives you an idea how the life has been then. Very interesting the place & beautiful. Definitely worth of visit.

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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Chateau Clos de Luce is the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci. I think if you are a "grown up" the significance and subsequent emotions of this does not need any further explanation. Nevertheless, our two young children thoroughly enjoyed the visit, even though their age only permitted for a vague idea of the personality. The museum is really... More 

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Greenville, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Do not miss this if you are in Amboise. Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years here and the exhibits of his inventions at this museum are just incredible. The home itself is lovely, secluded (clos) with lovely gardens for walking, including a gorgeous resident peacock. Leonardo was a great artist and inventor, you will be extremely surprised by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It was not the biggest chateau, but since it was the place Da Vinci spent his last years, we decided to go visit. If you are driving from Paris, be warned! Do not leave before 10am. The traffic is horrendous! Amboise is a beautiful quaint town in the Loire valley. The artifacts from Da Vinci's inventions were so fascinating and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Even if you're not a da Vinci buff, this is a great place to visit. The museum is entertaning as well as informative. The gardens are delightful, with life size replicas of his inventions and civil construction. The large mural size reproductions of his paintings hanging around the garden were a real and pleasant surprise. There various restaurants on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Leonardo da Vinci's last residence is worth the time to visit. It illustrates with models and drawing of his inventions what a genius Leonardo was. An easy, but uphill walk from the Chateau Amboise.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

A nice well maintain chateau, operates as some sort of Da Vinci Sanctuary with lots of small histories about his past in the town and the castles inside. A lot of the paintings and artifacts that you will see inside here are mostly replicas and representation but still its something very interesting to appreciate. Make some time for this place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This lovely chateau is very inviting and on a scale that you can imagine living there. We enjoyed the museum very much and ended up having a lovely lunch in one of the cafes on the grounds. Afterwards we walked the parc and saw da Vinci's ideas in action. I wish I could have brought my children here when they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were here as part of an organized tour in October 2016, this also happened to be the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci staying here at the chateau. There is wonderful exhibits of Da Vinci here on the grounds and inside the hall. You can see some great representations of his engineering and talents all around. Make sure you stop... More 

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