Château du Clos-Lucé Parc Léonardo Da Vinci

Castle ,  Park and garden at Amboise

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Château du Clos-Lucé Parc Léonardo Da Vinci
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  • This residence of pink brick was built by Hugues d'Amboise on Gallo-Roman foundations in the reign of Louis XI (between 1107 and 1115). The property was then given by the king to his favourite, Etienne le Loup, a cook's assistant whom he ennobled. The estate, which was called the Manoir du Cloux at that time, was surrounded by fortifications, all that remains today being the watchtower. At the bottom of the park, Etienne Le Loup also had a dovecote, which is still intact, and which could house 500 pigeons.

    Bought by Charles VIII on 2nd July 1490, the castle became a royal estate. It was to remain so for two centuries. While the Royal Court resided at the Château d'Amboise in the Loire Valley, the Manoir du Cloux was used as a secondary residence. Charles VIII had the chapel built here for the Queen, Anne de Bretagne, in mourning for her children who died young.

    Later, the young Duke of Angouleme, the future Francis I, organised war games in the gardens of the Clos-Lucé. Marguerite de Navarre, the sister of Francis I, wrote the first erotic stories of "L'Heptaméron" there. It was under Francis I that Le Clos-Lucé became the house symbolising the Renaissance movement in France. Advised by his sister, Francis I had painters, architects, and poets, such as Clément Marot, who were seeking royal protection, brought here. But the greatest of those to cross the threshold of Le Clos Lucé was certainly Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Accès
    • Road at 0 m
  • Environment
    • In town
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Quality standards
Services
  • Services
    • Bar/refreshment booth
    • Boutique
    • Restaurant
  • Equipment
    • Playground
    • Meeting room
Rates
Payments methods
  • American Express
  • Bank card
  • Carte Bleue/Credit card
  • Cheque
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Rates
  • Adult
    From 13,50 € to 15,50 €
  • Child rate
    From 10,50 € to 11 €
  • Student
    From 10 € to 11,50 €
  • Large family rate
    From 34 € to 43 €
Openings
  • From September 1, 2018
    until October 31, 2018
  • From November 1, 2018
    until December 31, 2018
  • Monday
    9:00
    19:00
  • Tuesday
    9:00
    19:00
  • Wednesday
    9:00
    19:00
  • Thursday
    9:00
    19:00
  • Friday
    9:00
    19:00
  • Saturday
    9:00
    19:00
  • Sunday
    9:00
    19:00
  • Monday
    9:00
    18:00
  • Tuesday
    9:00
    18:00
  • Wednesday
    9:00
    18:00
  • Thursday
    9:00
    18:00
  • Friday
    9:00
    18:00
  • Saturday
    9:00
    18:00
  • Sunday
    9:00
    18:00
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9 comments
Excellent
  • Visite du château du clos luce

    très belle demeure et rétrospective des oeuvres de léonard de vincy

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  • Bien . mais ...

    site intéressant et bien fait pour découvrir l'univers de Léonard de Vinci. ludique. Le bémol est des prix limite excessifs et à la boutique des gadgets made in china prohibitif (j'avais vu plus de choses intéressantes à une expo à la Cité des Sciences à Paris ). Dommage pour un "temple" dédié à ce génie lié à l'histoire de France.

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  • Magnifique

    Nous avons profité des manifestations du 500 eme anniversaire de la bataille de Marignan.

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  • Incontournable

    bel endroit, bien entretenu. tout y est pour découvrir la vie de Léonard de vinci: maquettes, films, animations/ expériences 3D ! a faire absolument

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  • Awesome

    Very good and interesting

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  • Great for all ages

    Great all around experience. The château. Is in great condition on the outside and inside and most of the rooms are open for viewing pleasure. The inventions are very cool and if u have children this is a great spot. The park is beautiful with all the greenery. Great for play and energetic kids. They also have life size inventions that u can use with out any further cost. Te garden is magnificent with the plant diversity and pond. Make sure you have enough time to visit everything in and around the château!

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  • Interactif!

    Visite très interactive et instructive. Visite sans l'expo qui est déjà très complète (et quand même un peu moins cher!). A faire!

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  • Magnifique

    Super musée à découvrir les enfants ont adorés prend exposition en plus c'est le plus beau

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  • Visite interactive

    Visite très interactive avec les reconstitutions des inventions de Léonard de Vinci dans le parcs. Idéal pour les familles

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