This chateau and park has had some excellent work done to provide a first-rate attraction that really evokes the presence of arguably the greatest genius in human history - not an easy job.
When I last visited Clos Luce in 1987, all I remember was being in a fairly lame exhibit of Leonardo's inventions, downstairs, with a poor print of the Mona Lisa hanging on the wall in a shonky frame. The only other people there, an American couple, were wondering aloud if "it is the real one". Since then, the place has been lovingly restored, looking quite liveable and adorned with aphorisms from the great man.
The well-landscaped park is nicely proportioned for a delightful shaded walk, dotted with full-size versions of his inventions and is perfect for a picnic while absorbing Leonardo's versatile talent.
I could happily visit again and again, the only obvious improvement being to open the tunnel that linked with Francois le 1er's chateaux down the road. Now, a trip along that would be atmospheric!
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