Château du Clos Lucé Château du Clos Lucé

Château du Clos Lucé



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What to expect

Built during the reign of Louis XI, the Château du Clos Lucé is Leonardo da Vinci's last residence. Built on foundations dating back to the Gallo-Roman period, the castle bears witness to 800 years of French history and the spirit of the Renaissance. Château du Clos Lucé is dedicated to the scientist and his numerous inventions and works of art. Explore the basement of the house and discover the richness of its original creations. Stroll through the castle's gardens and appreciate the sources of its inspiration, through many themes such as technical insights and the mechanics of life. Finally, enjoy a visit to the painter's workshop, faithfully preserved throughout the centuries.

###Opening Hours

Opening hours for the Château du Clos Lucé – Parc Léonardo da Vinci
The château is open everyday of the year (except 25 December and 1 January)


10h to 18h

February to June

9h to 19h

July to August

9h to 20h

September to October

9h to 19h

November to Décember

9h to 18h

###Practical information

  • A visit brochure is available free of charge at the entrance to the castle.
  • Cancellation conditions: tickets are non cancelleable, non-refundable.

Access to Château du Clos Lucé

Coming to Château du Clos Lucé
From Paris Around 1h50 : take the TGV between Paris (Montparnasse station) and Tours (Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station), then the TER Tours-Amboise or the direct link INTERCITES de Paris, Austerlitz station to Amboise station..

Depuis Tours Around 25 mn : Take the TER Tours-Amboise.
Car Access : From the A10 motorway, take exit n°18 (Château-Renault/Amboise) then drive about ten kilometers on the D31 to Amboise
GPS coordinates of Château d' Amboise : N 47 24’ 37’’ / E 0 59’ 29’’

Parking : free for buses, paying and private for cars 300m walk from the visitors entrance

Good tips

Come with your family and enjoy a picnic area in Leonardo da Vinci Park, which has several shaded tables and a children's playground.
Children will discover the Clos Lucé with the Inventor's Notebook, an educational and entertaining game. They will learn Leonardo da Vinci's "secrets and tricks" as well as the keys to invent an incredible machine! The book is to be collected free of charge at the entrance of the site.

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