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Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci

2 rue de Clos-Luce, 37400 Amboise, France
0247570073
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Amboise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We spent 4 hours at this attraction, my science geek husband was in 7th heaven ( I enjoyed it too). A lot to see and do as many exhibits are interactive. Nice light lunch at creperie (rose wine and Leonardo beer both good). Great to see Leonardo's drawings come to life in models, animations and full size creations. Good exhibit... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The whole family enjoyed the visit to Leonardo da Vinci park. It was easy to walk around so suitable for all. The park has many sculptures and lots of information on Leonardo that we certainly didn't know. There is food to buy there and it is well worth visiting along with the Chateau d'Amboise. A very enjoyable afternoon.

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Winnweiler, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I have a 6 year old son and a 7 year old daughter, this was the last of 4 castles we saw in the Loire Valley and this was by far their favorite. The Chateau/house itself isn't the most amazing but in the basement there are miniature versions of DaVinci's inventions. The best part of the grounds is the park/garden... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Le Chateau du Clos Luce and Parc Leonardo da Vinci are a different experience than other chateaus in the Loire Valley. Along with rooms in the Chateau where da Vinci lived, there are a number of displays of da Vinci's inventions in miniature. Once you enter the lovely gardens, you can see many of these same inventions recreated life size!... More

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I'm convinced da Vinci must never have slept (at least not soundly) because his mind was so amazing...must have never shut down! If you're within an hour of Amboise, please visit Clos de Luce...well worth the time!!!

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We paid the 19 EUR (each) for adult passes with the exhibit, but would recommend only doing the 14 EUR entry (no exhibit). Leondardo's rooms in the Clos were really interesting and the inventions were impressive. I wish we could have interacted with them more, though. The grounds were nice, but it was raining... It is probably prettier at night... More

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication Manager at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this review

Dear sir, Thank you for your interest in the Château du Clos Lucé. To improve the quality of the visit we will take into account your remark about the entrance fee. Best regards More

Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit to appreciate the brilliant mind of Leonardo Da Vinci. The are models and excellent videos on many of Leonardo's machines. There are also beautiful gardens to explore. A nice little cafe is in the garden area to stop for a bite to eat.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place. Interested in Leonardo da Vinci. Some copies of his inventions are in the chateau and the gardens. Did not like the queues. Probably best visited out of season.

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication Manager at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this review

Dear visitor, We apologize for the queue. In our quality comittment, we will try to improve this point. Best regards More

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This was very interesting as attempts have been made to reconstruct many of Leonardo's inventions both inside and outside. It was the most expensive chateau we visited 19 Euros but included an exhibition and everything was well maintained and in working order.

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication Manager at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you for your interest in the Chateau du Clos Lucé. We are happy that you liked the visit of Leonardo's place. Best regards More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This chateau was worthwhile, but only because of the da Vinci garden and exhibits. The inventions were very interesting, and are in a very pretty garden setting. The gardens are enjoyable just to stroll in and you are drawn along to see the next invention, which adds to the enjoyment. It is definitely worth a side trip to Amboise if... More

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Leonard-Amboise, Communication Manager at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you for your interest in the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy to read your nice comment on the visit of the monument and the parc. Best regards More

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