« Two days ago, on Sunday, the Christian king gave a feast, a most admirable celebration, which I describe to you as follows. The place was named Le Cloux, big and beautiful palace. […] There must have been four hundred chandeliers so bright you’d think night was chased away »
Letter by Galeazzo Visconti, Ambassador of Mantoue at the court of France, describing the Festa del paradise organised by Leonardo da Vinci in the gardens of the Clos Lucé on Juni 1518 to thank the king of his good deeds. »
Leonardo da Vinci, Painter and Architect
Postponed : Spring 2021
Set in the park, a new 500 sq.m cultural centre and museum will present two major facets of da Vinci's knowledge :
→ LEONARDO DA VINCI, PAINTER : An immersive tour will introduce visitors to the full body of Leonardo da Vinci’s painted works. The virtual gallery will screen an animated display of 17 Leonardo da Vinci masterpieces combined with his drawings.
→ LEONARDO DA VINCI, ARCHITECT : The exhibit will feature models, interactive touch tables and 3D animation, including a screening on the sumptuous royal palace at Romorantin, the 'new Rome'. It will also present all the studies carried out by Leonardo da Vinci in the fields of architecture, civil and military engineering, and town planning.
Included in your ticket price.
« The desire to know is natural to good men. »
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci and France
Le Château du Clos Lucé, the link between Italian and French Renaissance
Drawing on new scientific contributions, this exhibition throws light on the fascinating relationships between Leonardo da Vinci and three Kings of France over a 10-year period.
Guided through a series of richly illustrated themed exhibits — from royal commissions and feats of engineering to sumptuous festivities and final drawings, visitors will discover a multitude of projects built or conceived by the Italian master during his time spent living at Clos Lucé in Amboise.
Halle Muséographique (In Leonardo da Vinci's park) : 10am - 6pm
Open daily with occasional exceptions
This exhibition has an additional charge to the general admission : 5€ adult / 3€ reduced / 1€ children (7-18 years old)