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Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci

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Address: 2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise, France
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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At the invitation of Francis I, Leonardo da Vinci came to live at the...

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. 

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He only lived here for the last few years of his life but it has clearly made this interesting villa something that has saved it from a life of obscurity. Work continues to be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

He only lived here for the last few years of his life but it has clearly made this interesting villa something that has saved it from a life of obscurity. Work continues to be undertaken to renovate the site and that part of the villa already worked on sets an amazing scene of life during Da Vinci's life. There are... More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We took advantage of the visit to the Château d'Amboise and despite the cold and rainy weather went to Clos Lucè, the house given to Leonardo da Vinvci by King François I. We were amazed to know a little more about the history of this genius, and had the impression that at any moment we would meet him in his... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great visit if interested in Leonardo. Excellent displays in the chateaux and the extensive grounds.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Incredibly interesting and educational. I never realised just what an inventor Leonardo da Vinci was - with superb working scaled models of his inventions.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The house of Leonardo da Vinci, it has a few of books that are his, as well as his bedroom and the bed where he passed away. There are a vast variety of his inventions on display, and instructions are written in several different languages. It has a nice little café just outside the main house, and a fantastic park... More 

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Such a great place to learn about the life and inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci. It was so interesting walking around the grounds with friends!

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

Dear visitor, Thank you for your comment! We are glad to know that you had great moments at the Château du Clos Lucé and discovering the universe of Leonardo da Vinci. We’ll be happy to welcome you once again any time soon. More 

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting location, fascinating inventions items. For children its a must if you arrive there with them, but even for adults of course. At the gate they spoked even Romanian. You will find the first car & ball bearings inventions as long as many others. Dont forget of outside gardens. Let the car in the parking before proceeding on that... More 

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

What a wonderful place to visit. The wonderful parkland which is just beautiful and with the bonus of the fascinating models scattered throughout and between the paths, streams and trees. The house is beautifully presented, and I stood in awe as each room was revealed with authentic furnishings and artifacts. This was just magical, and a real bonus was the... More 

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

Dear visitor, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Château du Clos Lucé. We are happy to hear you had a great time discovering Leonardo da Vinci’s universe. We hope to welcome you soon once again ! More 

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

You'll learn a lot about Leonardo daVinci and the work he did throughout his life. It's interesting no matter what your age but would be especially good for kids.

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

Dear visitor, Thank you for your comment! We are glad to know that you had great moments at the Château du Clos Lucé and discovering the universe of Leonardo da Vinci. We’ll be happy to welcome you once again any time soon. More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you love history, you're gonna fall in love with this place. Leonardo was a genius, and it's magic when you see the place where he spent his last years!

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

Dear visitor, Thank you for your comment! We are glad to know that you had great moments at the Château du Clos Lucé, the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci in France. We’ll be happy to welcome you once again any time soon ! More 

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