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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must see in Amboise. The 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci`s death is 2019. The chateau is half a mile from the Royal chateau and is walkable. There is also a land train for non walkers from the town centre chateau area. There are extensive gardens to wander around and lovely roses beside the cafe. Inside are many models of Leonardo`s inventions which are incredible as they predate later developments by a couple of centuries. It is just so fascinating and suitable for people less keen on antiquity but love gadgitery. Suitable for all tastes and ages. Good refreshments available.

Thank jacqueline p
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting Chateau where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years of life. Leonardo is featured extensively, especially, his inventions.

The Chateau is compact compared to others in the Loire Valley and can be completed in a reasonable amount of time.

The park is pretty extensive, however, down in the valley behind the Chateau.

Thank le-metro
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved exploring this Chateau - after all it was the home of Leonardo Da Vinci during the last few years of his life.
Interesting architecture the red brick design was unusual compared to other Chateau in the area.
There was so much history to read here in the various rooms during our tour.
The dining room had a wonderful feeling and you felt that Leonardo was still living there 'in spirit' ..there was even a Mona Lisa painting hanging on the wall (obviously not the original) for authenticity.
We loved Leonardo's workshop which felt very real you could see many of his designs and inventions and 3 of his paintings - it really felt like he had just left and would return back shortly :o)
Other rooms contained details and recreations of some of his greatest inventions and it amazed us how many ideas he recreated to reality.
We also enjoyed walking in his gardens they were so peaceful and relaxing.

Thank jpseddie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but famous chateau where Leonardo DaVinci was kept by has last patron, the french king. Here he did the last strokes on the Mona Lisa, and died peacefully in his bead. Gorgeous, well maintained ,and dripping with history. A must visit in the area. I was there 15 years back when I lived in France, it will be the same today.

Thank Samui_Idyls
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci is a home in which he spent three years, and contains some of his personal items, as well as scale models of many of his inventions. There is beautiful garden with plants he often painted and a bridge he designed. Very interesting and worth the visit.

Thank ncwnc
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I had no idea that daVinci lived here, although the story and history of his paintings then made sense. The house was interesting, great models, really nice display of his work area...but the best was the park! Lots of trails, hidden gems...loved the little zones with spoken history. Much bigger that]n I expected and a great afternoon break...headed back down the hill for a beer. And admiring the troglodyte houses.

Thank Ryan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for family day out or just a visit to a small but lovely Chateau . Fantastic exhibit of Leonardo Da Vinci inventions in the place he called home during the last part of his life. Working models in the grounds, lovely outdoor area for a bite to eat or something to drink. Lovely place.

Thank thewrens2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great way to honor da Vinci! The was the last home of Leonardo da Vinci. There’s dozens of small scale models of his works. The garden has about a dozen of life scale models of his most famous inventions that you can actually use. It’s also a nice chateau.

Thank TravelinSuz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful museum and Chateau experience with lovely Gardens. This is a hidden gem and we would have overlooked it apart from the insistence of a fellow traveler at our hotel. We were so glad to have taken time to see this as it was educational as regards the work of Leonardo Davinci but also a well preserved Chateau with delightful gardens.

Thank motorhead01
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit exceeded all expectations! The house is very interesting, but the exhibits in the outbuildings near the house and dotted around the garden are fascinating. We could have spent hours there, but had so many other things to fit in. It felt a fitting epitaph for Leonardo Da Vinci to show his inventions and work in such a sympathetic way. There are explainations in English, but they are not in abundance which would be our only criticism. Would also try and go out of school holidays and at peak times as the exhibit rooms are not large so could be too crowded to enjoy the experience. A must see place to visit, you could not fail to admire and be inspired by such a genius.

Thank Tinymole
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