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Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci

2 rue de Clos-Luce, 37400 Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 73
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Amboise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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.  « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Though I can't really sense the feeling the he has lived here, but the park itself is amazing, it's like a secret place you would never think of.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is well worth a visit but get there early. By 11am the queue was very long. Your tour starts in the house itself but, actually, if you've seen a few chateaux of the Loire then there's little new in the house proper. That said, the basement is where it gets interesting because replicas of Leonardo da Vinci's inventions are... More

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Dear visitor, Thak you for your comment about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy that you enjoyed the visit of the parc and the interactive models. The restaurant close to the water mill is indeed a nice place to have lunch ! Best regards More

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great house, well preserved and some great things to see. On the way out of the house is a room filled with models of L.D.V's inventions/thinkings. The garden is great to walk around with big scale models of water wheels, lifting machines etc. There's also a coffee shop, a small snack bar and a full restaurant. Well worth a visit.... More

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Thank you for visiting the Château du Clos Lucé, last residence of Leonardo da Vinci! best regards More

Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The house itself was fun. It showcased a few models of his inventions as well as providing a brief insight in the great man's final years. The gardens were excellent specially for our 4 year old who could run around and "play" on some of the life size models Leo thought up during his lifetime. Highly recommended stop when in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a few hours yesterday. The castle tours was the right amount of time and interesting. The best part is learning about Leonardo's various inventions as an engineer. There are smaller models with brief explanations. The kids loved the full scale models in the gardens outside. Overall, a nice stop in Amboise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great place to go with kids who love to play with all the 'machines' in the grounds. Good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

House tour fairly brief but very interesting. Exhibition of Leonardo's models worth seeing. The grounds however were the best with lifesize recreations of LdV;s inventions dotted around a pleasant walk around the landscaped gardens.

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Dear visitor, Thank you for your comment. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit at the Chateau du Clos Lucé, last residence of Leonardo da Vinci. Best regards More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Disabled parking spot just outside entrance but is usually parked up. Entrance separate for disabled visitors and access to ground floor and gardens. If the disabled person can manage half a dozen steps, the basement is accessible and worth the effort. The gardens are full of surprises but a hard push uphill at the end!

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The visit is interesting if, like us, you know little of da vinci's story. It tells you of the last years of his life that he spent in this castle. You get to understand what a genius he was even if everything there is a reproduction. It is also very entertaining and educative for kids. Recommended stop in Amboise.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

this chateau was so close to amboise chateau, about 400meters. after saw many da Vinci inventions, kids can play on the playground. they loved it.

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Dear visitor, Thank you for the comment. The Château du Clos Lucé and his 17 acres parc is ideal for children. Have a nice holiday in France! Best regards More

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