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Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci

Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Admission Ticket to Chateau du Clos Lucé and Leonardo da Vinci Park
From US$16.28*
Admission Ticket to Chateau du Clos Lucé and Leonardo da Vinci Park
From US$16.28*
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“his inventions”(266 reviews)
“his life”(173 reviews)
“da vinci”(275 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 73
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Leonardo di Vinci spent his last 3 years living at this chateau after being invited by the French king, Francois 1 to live here. For me the most exciting rooms in the chateau are Leonardo's bedroom, study and workshop. You can get a real sense...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 July 2013

We were surprised to find out that this is actually a horrible tourist trap, very different than other chateaux and attractions in the area. There are no original artsworks form da Vinci, only reproductions. The entrance fee is a stunning 18,50€ and it attracts mostly...More

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Leonard-Amboise, Service Communication at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2013

Thank you for your comment. We are doing our best to illustrate the work and spirit of Leonardo da Vinci here in his last residence. The entrance ticket give you the possibility to visit the Castle, the park, "Leonardo's garden", the exhibition "Leonardo engineer, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week 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....More

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Reviewed 1 week 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...More

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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...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 2 weeks 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...More

Thank thewrens2013
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...More

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Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank motorhead01
Reviewed 3 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...More

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Response from Robynne_5 | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
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Response from onestreetwiseb | Reviewed this property |
No problem. Lots of places in the gardens to sit and eat. We didn't do it ourselves but saw lots of others picnicking and wished we had too.
Mary B
10 April 2018|
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Response from onestreetwiseb | Reviewed this property |
There are a small number of free spaces just down the road, next to a new pay parking area, which is not too expensive. There are signs to the chateaux from the ring road, and we found it easily.