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Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci

2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 73
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“his inventions” (226 reviews)
“his life” (147 reviews)
“da vinci” (285 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise, France
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Reviewed April 19, 2015

Loved visiting this place - just so exciting to be in a home that was once occupied by this GREAT MAN - LEONARDO DE VINCI. The highlight is being able to see models in the basement of all his ideas - he truly was a...More

1  Thank MarinaandJim
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are glad that you spent a good time during your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed April 16, 2015

The house itself was not that exciting, but the models in the basement were interesting to look at. The history of the house and how Da Vinci cam to be there was worth a read. Clos Luce was nevertheless quite busy and the cafe expensive!...More

Thank Sophie C
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé ! We are happy that you spent a good time during your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Models in basement were really interesting and the best part of visit. The house / chateau itself was pretty boring. The gardens were beautiful, but the models were simply life-size versions of those already seen in the basement. Maybe children would be more appreciative.

Thank WeegieWilly
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your review about the Château du Clos Lucé. To improve the quality of the visit, we take in note your comments. With our best regards,

Reviewed April 10, 2015

This chateau should be seen in conjunction with the main Chateau of Amboise top understand the full history behind it. It was the home of Leonardo daVinci and there is loads of things for children to see and do. There are models of DaVinci's inventions....More

1  Thank Quasr1960
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review ! The Château du Clos Lucé is indeed a nice environment for an interactive and entertaining experience for the whole family. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed April 9, 2015

I loved seeing where Da Vinci spent the last years of his life and all his drawings and renderings of inventions. The grounds/garden was amazing where you are able to play with his inventions and see them in action. His mind was truly amazing. We...More

Thank Natalie S
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2015

Dear visitor, We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Indeed, the Château du Clos Lucé is a nice environment for an interactive and entertaining experience. Thank you for your positive review. With our best regards,

Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you are traveling with kids, this place is a god send. After you get past the moronically routed line that forces you to go through a very dull clutter of house bits and a schlocky food court, the gourds are wonderful. From all the...More

1  Thank Zurich A
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2015

Dear visitor, Thank for your review about the Château du Clos Lucé. With our best regards,

Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was the highlight of my visit to France, an ultimate pleasure. The palace is very simple, the gardens are huge. The inside is very ordinary which is surprising. We got to see Da Vinci's bedroom. Then you see illustrations of his work and inventions...More

1  Thank HoneyJZ
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your review about the Château du Clos Lucé ! We are happy that you spent a good time during your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited this chateau and although the inside wasn't as spectacular as the others, being able to go to da Vinci's bedroom was amazing. More than anything, you get to see the grounds-- pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic outside, so amazing! Many of...More

Thank MeghanLynns
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinci ! We are happy that you spent a good time during your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed April 6, 2015

Interesting to see where the great man lived but the inventions in the basement are more amazing. The on-premises restaurant offers good crepes and wine and you can dine with a view of the Chateau Amboise

Thank wlathamde
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your positive review about the Château du Clos Lucé ! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. With our best regards,

Reviewed April 6, 2015

It was sort of a pilgrimage for us .I had read a lot about the man and had been to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa .We were also planning to go to Milan to see the Last Supper. So this had to be...More

Thank kengatt
Leonard-Amboise, Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2015

Dear visitor, Thank you for your review about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy that you spent a good time during your visit. We are very attentive to the maintenance of the castle which is the subject of several campaigns of restoration and...More

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