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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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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This beautiful pink brick and tufa stone chateau was a jewel in the heart of Amboise. The chateau was well furnished and intimate and the Italian garden in the courtyard was gorgeous, but the cherry on top was the peaceful grounds in which you could wander and interact with some of Leonardos designs. They were amazing and brought to life... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There are many decadent chateaus in the Loire Valley; a testament to the excesses, ambitions and grandeur of earlier societies. Then there is Clos Luce. Its gardens are filled with Da Vinci's prototypes, art and writings. The chateau still conveys a sense that it housed one of the great geniuses of western civilisation, and that the work that took place... More

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Sachse, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We walked to Le Chateau du Clos Luce after visiting Chateau de Amboise. The place is a historic house of Leonado. We didn't see his original paintings but we saw some of his engineering works. The garden is good. The place is very organized and clean.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This the actual house that Da Vinci lived in until his death. There is many models of his inventions throughout the home. Lots of furnishings throughout as well. Also a great gift shop at the exit with models and books as well as other Da Vinci related items. A must visit in Amboise.

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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. Best regards More

Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a must for visitors to the Loire Valley. It and the Amboise Chateau make the trip worth your while. The Leonardo museum is very interesting indeed, with models of his amazing inventions. It gives you some idea of the incredible range of talents he possessed. The gardens are also superb so it is a wonderful place to spend... 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 the comment, have a nice trip in the Loire Valley best regards More

Bonn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The palatial home Leonardo lived and died in is a must for any traveller in the area! The well furnished house, the beautiful gardens and the models of da Vinci's work therein - small ones for children, mid-size ones for adults plus drwain designs to study in detail and actual sized one in the park should not be missed. A... More

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hello, thank you for the comment. We are happy that you spent a good time visiting the castle, best regards More

Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lovely setting in the Manor house and gardens, very interesting models and history of all the inventions with translations. Great grounds to walk around, take good shoes as you will cover some distance. Cycle parking in the gardens by reception but the entrance price is one of the highest in the Loire!

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

Dear sir, Thank you for the comment. Have a nice holiday! More

CHELMSFORD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great visit here, not expensive. Outside areas extremely good with play area for kids. Inside interesting displays and working models, with demonstrations on tv screens, great for kids and adults alike. I learnt a lot about this great man. Two cafés with food available, great ambience.

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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 positive comment ! Best regards More

Ipswich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The house, 15th century brick, is nice enough. The association with Leonardo da Vinci is interesting, and the models of his designs, constructed from his drawings are fascinating. The breadth of his interest and the ingenuity of his designs is quite extraordinary, and this largely leaves aside his abilities as an artist. What a man! The gardens are enriched by... 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 writing a positive comment on the Chateau du Clos Lucé. We are happy that you enjoyed the visit. Best regards More

Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited during rain if not, I would suggest to visit the gorgeous gardens and have lunch here! The museum itself was very interesting, especially to see all the inventions da Vinci made, but the gardens are exceptional and I would easily have spent a couple of hours here.

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Dear visitor, Thank you for coming and leave a nice comment. Hope you will come back with the sun! best regards More

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