Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, Amboise

Famous as the official residence of Leonardo da Vinci at the end of his life between 1516 and 1519, Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci is now an interactive museum with forty models of visionary machines designed by Leonardo. You can experiment with Leonardo's inventions by steering his tank, paddling his boat, operating his fan-style machine gun, and spinning Archimedes' screw used to lift water.

Pick up a brochure in English and 14 other languages at the entrance that includes a map of the garden, the park, the château, and the countryside.

Discover the first automobile illustrated in Leonardo's innovative mechanical drawings and the machines he developed using his knowledge of botany and zoology. His studies of body mechanics inspire the workings of many of his machines. View his illustrations for flying machines that parallel modern technologies for helicopters, gliders, and propellers. Explore Leonardo's plan for a functioning city and his famous geometric drawing of a dodecahedron.

Enter Leonardo's universe in the park containing 20 huge interactive machines. Float around the lake in the boat Leonardo designed, walk along the paths with 40 oversized translucent canvases depicting diverse works, and walk across the two-level bridge Leonardo designed to reach his garden that brings his botanical drawings to life. Your children will love this fun exhibit so much they'll forget it's also educational. Arrange your visit to Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and discover more family-friendly attractions in Amboise using our Amboise trip itinerary maker website .
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  • unique place because in addition to being a historic castle of the Loire Valley, it is a House laden with art and history, but also of human memories... well maintained, the House is beautifully highlighted, perfectly presented, embellished with interesting copies of the works of the master da Vinci and finally and it is undoubtedly the most interesting: the reconstitution of the machines of the master!!! to visit urgently!
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  • A castle and a park in beautiful condition with all the inventions of master Leonard. We could not too much advise to take the guided tour!
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  • Nice place to visit but, the day of our visit there was visibly a problem with one of the chimneys. Indeed smoke had invaded the premises until the fire alarm was triggered. People were suffocating and a group with a guide blocked the passage. People were starting to panic and hustle to get out... At no time did the staff intervene to manage the situation. This event is a serious breach of security...
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  • A bit pricey but a great experience. The exhibit does a great job of highlighting divinchi's career. The outdoor paths are also lovely and worth the walk.
  • Great way to peek into the life that was Leonardo da Vinci. Walking through the halls and the last place where he stood was a delight. Such a great mind in history. The workshop and Kitchen were a joy to see.
  • Beautiful Castle, inside you can find many inventions from Leonardo da Vinci. The Castle itself is small but its a must to go. Its cozy and if you are into engineering or war objects it is perfect!
  • Leonardo da Vinci's last home. His workshop is amazing.
  • Wonderful experience! Not crowded at this time.
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