Chateau du Clos Luce
Chateau du Clos Luce

Explore Leonardo da Vinci's Château in Amboise, Amboise


Spend an afternoon with Leonardo da Vinci in his final resting place and where he spent the last three years of his life: the Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise. You can tour the interior of his mansion, imagining the master at work. Next, head to the picturesque Leonardo's Garden, a unique open-air museum where you can play with educational installations modeled on Da Vinci's feats of engineering. Walk around the grounds, inspired by Leonardo's paintings, and relax by the pond, surrounded by bountiful flora and fauna.

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Traveler reviews

kris h.
Deer Valley, AZ | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2023
It was interesting and the grounds with his inventions/bridges was fun to walk trough. Read more

It was interesting and the grounds with his inventions/bridges was fun to walk trough.

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