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Your visit

The Clos Lucé - Watchtower

Immerse yourself in the history of Clos Lucé
with the thematic guided tours

Free tour open house Clos Luce Amboise castle Leonard Da Vinci

Free visit

- Visitor's guide (of the château and park) in 5 languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish and German) available for free from the ticket office.

- Eight audio installations around the park recreate Leonardo da Vinci’s thoughts in English, French, Italian and German. For the hearing impaired, the transcripts of the audio installations are available from the ticket office.

▪️ Recommended duration of visit: 3h (château, park, Leonardo da Vinci painter and architect galleries) / 3h30 ( château, park, Leonardo da Vinci painter and architect galleries + exhibition in the Museographic Hall)

We would like to inform visitors that restoration work is underway in the Communes building on the Renaissance Terrace, which will have no impact on the usual tour, as all of Le Clos Lucé's visitor areas will remain accessible. We look forward to seeing you!

Download the Clos Lucé and Leonardo da Vinci Park visit map

guided tour guide castle Clos Luce Amboise Leonardo Da Vinci

Guided tour (only in French)

Book a tour with our guide and take a historic walk in the Clos Lucé. A chance to learn more about the history of Leonardo da Vinci who lived here, and to discover his last projects for the King Francis I.

- Duration: 60 min

- Tour times (2024) :

▪ January and February: 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4pm
▪ March to October: 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4.15pm
▪ November and December: 11.30am, 2.30pm, 3.45pm

- Price: €4.50 (in addition to the admission fee). Booking: click here.

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Family guided tour in Leonardo da Vinci's park (in french)

As an alternative to the guided tour of the property advertised, visit Leonardo da Vinci Park, an open-air museum, and listen with your family to the story of Clos Lucé and learn all about the multi-talented Leonardo da Vinci :

- Duration : 1h

- Tour times :

▪ Easter and All Saints school holidays, Monday to Saturday: 11am and 2.15pm
▪ Summer school holidays, daily: 11am and 2.15pm
▪ Christmas holidays, Tuesday to Saturday: 11am, 2.15pm

- Price: €6 from visitors aged 7+ (in addition to the admission fee). Booking: click here


GUIDED TOUR WITH MATHURINE IN ENGLISH (ONLY FOR GROUPS) :
The guided tour in English has to be booked directly with Amboise Val de Loire Tourism Office : +33(0)2 47 57 09 28.


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Activities
and family offers

The Clos Lucé - Family offers

At the Château du Clos Lucé, discovering Leonardo da Vinci is a family activity.
Explore the world of Leonardo using his inventor’s notebook and his workshops, through our family-friendly approach!

To make your visit easier

Here at Le Clos Lucé we are keen to help families really enjoy their visit. To make sure that it is as successful as possible, we have available:

▪ A picnic area in the park with several tables in the shade
▪ Facilities to heat bottles
▪ Specially-adapted toilet blocks with low-level basins, stepstools and adapted washbasin

Le Clos Lucé offers special rates for large families and packages for families with 2, 3 and 4 children.


Clos Lucé - inventor's notebook - family visit

The inventor's notebook (7-12 years old)

Where did Leonardo get his brilliant ideas from?

For children from 7 to 12, the Clos Lucé offers Le Carnet de l'Inventeur (The Inventor's Notebook), a booklet to introduce Le Clos Lucé in a fun way. Each child becomes one of Leonardo's students, and he tells them his "tricks and tips", giving them key information to invent an incredible machine. You can pick up at the ticket office.

The notebook is available in French and English (pencils are not provided).