Château du Clos Lucé
Discover where Leanardo da Vinci spent his later days in life and a museum fully dedicated to the works and designs of the Renaissance maestro.
The childhood home of Francois 1er and where the king invited Leonardo da Vinci to live. He died here in 1519 and is buried in a small chapel on the terrace of the Chateau of Amboise. Clos Lucé has scale reproductions of Leonardo's many inventions, created by IBM engineers.
The Château du Clos Lucé, last home of Leonardo da Vinci in Amboise. It was at the Château du Clos Lucé, on the invitation of François I, that Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life, devoting his time to perfecting his inventions. Prolific and inspired, he worked as an engineer,…
“Surrounded by landscaped gardens, this highly significant site in the history of France also houses an exceptional collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture. ”
“The Renaissance gardens of Marie de Medici and Diane de Poitiers are complemented by a vast cottage and cut flower garden and recently created walled garden based on designs made in the 1950s by the legendary British landscape designer, Russell Page.”
“this is one of my favourites, its so real and usually pretty quiet. not expensive ”
“Explorez le monde aquatique des eaux douces aux océans, un parcours de visite aux décors originaux et surprenants, le bassin circulaire des silures, l'incontournable tunnel des requins.”