This is a do not miss if you are in Amboise! Such an unexpected insight into Leonardo da Vinci's work and a beautiful setting!
Being a big fan of Leonardo, I didn't want to miss the opportunity to visit the house where he lived. Beautiful house with lots of his fascinating inventions very well displayed and explained. One could spend lots of hours wondering among those machines. Don't forget also to stroll through Leonardo's beautiful garden.
My family and I loved our visit to the Chateau. The kids and adults alike enjoyed learning about Leonardo Da Vinci in an interesting, hands-on way. The gardens are a major part of the draw so really try to plan your visit in good weather. They are truly beautiful and our kids loved playing with Da Vinci's inventions. The only... More
Built in 1471 it was the summer residence for the Kings of France. Beautiful Château decorated and furnished in Renaissance style. There is a fresco in the Oratory of Anne de Bretagne, with the title Virgo Lucis (Virgin of the Light) and that's possibly where the name of the Château "Lucé" came from. Besides its beauty the Château owes its... More
Indoor and outdoor presentations of some of Leonardo da Vinci's inventions. Perfect place to take children. It was not crowded when I visited and I did not have enough time to throughly enjoy all this chateau has to offer. There are large scale working models outside which are hands on. I would definitely recommend going on a nice day so... More
This castle was once home to Leonardo Da Vinci and has now been restored and turned into a museum of his endless inventions and ideas. In 1516 Leonardo came to stay at the Clos Luce Castle by invitation of King Francis I, who wished to have him close so that he could enjoy conversations with Da Vinci. The King lived... More
You really have to pinch yourself to realize you are standing in the very mansion in which da Vinci lived at the end of his life. Lured personally by the king of France to Amboise, Leonardo brought the Mona Lisa and two other grand paintings with him (no wonder they are in France to this day instead of Italy). This... More
To think we are still using many things that Leonardo Da Vinci invented or have gained so much knowledge from the many inventions he created makes him such an amazing man. To think this was his home for many years and walking through the bedroom where he took his last breath just takes your breath away as well to think... More
Very different from all the chateaux in the region. Leonardo Da Vinci invented so many interesting items, and the museum demonstrated them in an entertaining but educational manner. The grounds and gardens were beautiful as well. Definitely worth a visit.
Although a bit expensive (considering the main rooms are under renovation) it still is a must see while in Amboise. Mansion is well maintained, park is gorgeous, and the fact that you step in where such a great master lived for his last years is very touching.
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