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What to expect

Follow in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci at Clos Lucé. It is here in Amboise, surrounded by the most beautiful castles in France, that the artist with multiple talents spent the last three years of his life, invited by François I between 1516 and 1519. The prestigious tenant of this Loire castle completed his Saint John the Baptist here, as well as the famous Mona Lisa. You can visit Leonardo da Vinci's room as well as that of Marguerite de Navarre, the kitchen, and his reconstructed workshops. Leonardo da Vinci's extraordinary inventions have taken over the basement of the castle: admire this mechanical system of the world's first car, this tank, or even this multiple-direction machine gun, and consider that they date back 500 years – a testament to the genius of the most famous Italian of the Renaissance. Don't leave Clos Lucé without taking a detour to the Leonardo da Vinci Park, where life-sized reproductions of the extraordinary inventions allow both children and adults to dream.
Château du Clos Lucé – Leonardo da Vinci Park Opening Hours
The Château is open every day of the year (except December 25th and January 1st)


10 AM to 6 PM

February to June

9 AM to 7 PM

July to August

9 AM to 8 PM

September to October

9 AM to 7 PM

November to December

9 AM to 6 PM

### Château du Clos Lucé Access
Getting to Château du Clos Lucé
From Paris Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes: Take the TGV from Paris (Montparnasse station) to Tours (Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station), then take the TER Tours-Amboise or the direct INTERCITES train from Paris (Austerlitz station) to Amboise station.

From Tours Approximately 25 minutes: Take the TER Tours-Amboise train.
Car Directions: From the A10 highway, take exit #18 (Château-Renault/Amboise) and then drive about ten kilometers on the D31 road to Amboise.
GPS coordinates for Château du Clos Lucé: N 47 24’ 37’’ / E 0 59’ 29’’

Parking: Free for buses, paid and private for cars, located a 300m walk from the visitor entrance.

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