Address, opening hours and rates, practical information

The Clos Lucé - la Terrasse Rennaissance

One hour from Paris by the TGV fast train or two hours away by car, the Château du Clos Lucé is located in the middle of the town of Amboise, 400 metres from the Royal Château. Here you can enjoy an unforgettable encounter with Leonardo da Vinci, at the heart of his life and work.


Le Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci's residence

2, rue du Clos Lucé
37400 Amboise
Val de Loire
Tél. : +33 (0) 2 47 57 00 73

How to get there

By car

A10, Paris-Tours-Bordeaux, exit No 18

The exit is located 20 minutes from the château du Clos Lucé.

A85, Nantes-Tours-Vierzon, exit No 11

The exit is located 20 minutes from the château du Clos Lucé.

To know all about your traffic conditions listen to Radio VINCI Autoroutes.

GPS : N 47 24’ 37’’ / E 0 59’ 29’’

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◾ Free and private car park for bus in the rue du Clos Lucé, 300m on foot from the visitors' entrance.

Bus may get to the rue du Clos Lucé's car park by avenue Léonard de Vinci .

◾ Fee-paying and private car park for cars in the rue du Clos Lucé, 300m on foot from the visitors' entrance.

◾ Car parks in Amboise: to see the map, click here.

🚴‍♀ Loire à Vélo users: there is bicycle storage at the site and secure lockers are also provided.

By train

Paris Montparnasse : St Pierre des Corps in 55 minutes by TGV fast train (the station is 20 km from Amboise, connection possible by local train or by road)

Paris Austerlitz : Amboise direct in 2 hours (Amboise TER - Loire Valley station is 2 km from Le Clos Lucé)

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All year, a bus service provides connections between the station and Amboise town centre.

The Château du Clos Lucé is located 300m on foot from the town centre.

Navettes Paris - Amboise PARISCityVISION runs a regular shuttle service departing from Paris, more information here

Castle and parc Leonardo da Vinci opening hours

The castle and the park are open all year round (except on 25th December and 1st January).

January: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
February - June: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm
1st, 9th, 10th, 11th: 9.00 am to 8.00pm
July - August: 9.00 am to 8.00 pm
September - October: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm
November - December: 9.00 to 6.00 pm

The castle and the ticket office close 1 hour before the park.

Rates 2024

Individual rates

Rates 2024

Adults 19€
Concessions (large families, job seeker...) 17€
Children (from 7 to 18 years old - free for children under 7 years) 13,50€
Students 13,50€
Family rates (2 adults and 2 children) 53€
Family rates (2 adults and 3 children) 56€
Family rates (2 adults and 4 children) 58€
Disabled person 9€
Exhibition "Léonard de Vinci et la France" : 5€ adult / 3€ concessions (job seeker, large family...) / 1€ children (7-18 years old) and student / Free under 7 years old -

Group rates

Rates 2024

Adult groups (booking from 15 people) 14€
School and children groups (from 7 to 18 years old) 10€
School groups with educational materials (from 7 to 18 years old) 11,50€
Student groups 12,50€

Tarif professionnel

Rates 2024

Adult groups (from 15 people) 12,50€
School and children groups (from 7 to 18 years old) 9,50€
School groups with educational materials (from 7 to 18 years old) 11€
Student groups 11,50€

Practical information

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, we love dogs too!
Dogs must be carried whilst inside the buildings and kept on a lead in the grounds.

Which areas of the site are accessible to people with disabilities?
The ground floor and basement of the Château and the entire park.
A wheelchair can be loaned for your visit: please present a piece of ID at the entrance.

Can I bring a pushchair for my child?

In the castle, we ask visitors to use a baby carrier to keep the flow of visitors moving.
In the park, you can use a pushchair or a baby carrier, the choice is yours !

Where can I park my car/coach/bike?
- Our car park is located 300 metres from the site entrance (one disabled parking space is available next to the site)
- A free coach park is provided
- A bicycle garage is available opposite the ticket office

Which ticket office should I go to?

Whether you already have your tickets or not, please make your way either to the main ticket office at 2 Rue du Clos Lucé (open all year) or the secondary ticket office, opposite the car parks (open April to August, from 9 am to 7 pm depending on visitor numbers).

Languages spoken:
French and English.

Accepted payment methods:
Card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, JCB), cheque, cash, holiday vouchers.
Discounts are not available to teachers visiting in a non-professional capacity

Are there storage lockers on site?
Secure lockers are provided at the main reception, close to the bicycle storage.

Click here to visit the online ticket office !

Consumer mediator

In case of litigation, the purchaser may refer the matter to the sales department and, in the absence of a satisfactory response or a response within 60 days, the customer may refer the matter free of charge to the Tourism and Travel Ombudsman, whose contact details and procedures are available on his website: