Château of Le Clos Lucé in Amboise
Last home of Leonardo da Vinci
The genius of Leonardo da Vinci worked wonders in all domains, as you can see here in the very place where he spent the last years of his extraordinary existence. Visitors can make their way around some fifty reproductions of machines he invented and some thirty of his most famous paintings...
To present this symbol of the incredible progress and discovery of the Renaissance period, Le Clos Lucé must also innovate and change. The Château has therefore just inaugurated Leonardo’s Garden: 1.5 hectares reproducing the landscapes of his time with plantations of old plant species. This new area shows how the brilliant Italian drew his inspiration from Nature in his research... and sought to enjoy the benefit of its beauty. A perfect example is the two-level wooden bridge designed by Da Vinci and built to scale in the grounds by the craftsmen of the "Compagnons du Devoir".
From 12 €
3 Tour of Leonardo da Vinci’s house with its Renaissance rooms, frescoes by his disciples and 40 fabulous
machines. A voyage of discovery along a landscaped walk with its 18 giant machines, 8 listening points and 40 translucent canvasses (mid March l mid Nov.).