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Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci

Open today: 09:00 - 19:00
Admission Ticket to Chateau du Clos Lucé and Leonardo da Vinci Park
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Admission Ticket to Chateau du Clos Lucé and Leonardo da Vinci Park
from US$16.50*
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“his inventions”(257 reviews)
“his life”(165 reviews)
“da vinci”(270 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 73
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great with children. An interesting combination of classic french chateau/mansion along with Leonardo Da Vinci's inventions.

Thank Yael S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fell on this fascinating tribute to the genius that was Leonardo da Vinci by chance and was captivated. Not just by the usual "this is his bedroom" "this was his privy" but by the use of his artwork both in the house and around the...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a palatial chateau like most others in the Loire valley. Instead, it’s an attractive home of about 6 to 8 (depending upon how you count) rooms well-furnished with period items and items related to Leonardo’s life and work. In the basement are...More

Thank MN_Walkers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides being a beautiful and historic home, the basement and grounds of this house contain full-size mock-ups of many of Da Vinci's unbuilt inventions. Wonderful large gardens as well.

Thank mrsirin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish I had a little more time to explore the gardens and the grounds. Being in the space where Da Vinci spent his last 3 years was incredible. The room where he slept, the models of his inventions, his studio and tools and the gardens...More

Thank ElkeArt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on a Monday, and there were very few tourists present. The 7 acres of gardens displaying Di vinci's genius as an inventor are among the most peaceful I have experience, on a par with the Rodin museum in Paris. A very lovely place.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone who is interested in Da Vinci needs to visit the house where he died and to see his workshop and the style to which he would have been living. The gardens are beautiful and worth a visit. Gets crowded so would suggest visiting early...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very interesting to learn about Leonardo da Vinci's last years of his life. The site is well preserved. The displays are well done. You feel like you are living with da Vinci.

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Clos Luce is well worth the effort. You can offer it as little as a half hour, but you will be rewarded for giving it much more. The house itself is well preserved and well curated. One gets a satisfying sense of its famous...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

30 Euros for two adults is way too expensive for this short visit. It costs even more if you want a guided tour. We visited castles for less money than this. I was disapointed.

Thank Pan M
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28 August 2018|
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Response from Robynne_5 | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
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.
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.
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
Irina D
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