Leonardo da Vinci

& THE CHATEAU DU CLOS LUCE

Leonardo Da vinci’s final residence

  • Walk in Leonardo da Vinci’s footsteps – not just an artist, a genius of the Renaissance.
  • The Clos Lucé, worthy of the favors and friendship of a king.
  • Military, maritime, hydraulic and aeronautic inventions: the technical and scientific research of a visionary.
  • Canvasses, panels, and maps…a magical garden where culture and amusement cohabit.
Built in the middle of the 15th century, the Clos Lucé, a beautiful country mansion in Amboise, was purchased by Charles VIII for his wife, Anne de Bretagne. Later, Francis I invited Leonardo da Vinci to stay and work there, and it is here that the great Renaissance artist lived his last three years. A tunnel links the Clos Lucé to the Château d’Amboise.
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Tour 1: classic tour

This enchanting visit will complement your tour of the Loire valley. Follow your guide on a tour of the residence occupied by the artist during the last three years of his life.

Opening hours :

Daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from February to October (9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in July and August)
In January, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and in November and December from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed January 1 and December 25

Amenities :

Restaurant
Shop

Direct, no-lines access: reservation required for groups (40 people maximum per guide)

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