Your visit

The Clos Lucé - Watchtower

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


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.

- In July and August, visitors can rent paddle boats from 1pm to 7pm to glide smoothly accross the Amasse, a tributary of the Loire.

Download the Clos Lucé and Leonardo da Vinci Park visit map

We would like to thank visitors in advance for wearing face masks outside when social distancing is not possible, when queuing, as well as in enclosed spaces (the castle, shops, exhibitions...).

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Guided tour (only in French)

Guided tours of the property are currently suspended.
As an alternative, book a tour with our guide and take a historic walk around Leonardo da Vinci Park. A chance to learn more about the multi-faceted Italian master of painting, botany, architecture, engineering and more while you discover his sources of inspiration. In French

- Duration: 60 min.
- Tour times: December : 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm

- Price: €3.90 (in addition to the admission fee), book on site.

Face masks are compulsory, many thanks for your cooperation.

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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 : from 25th October to 7th November 2021, from Monday to Saturday: 11am and 2.15pm
- Price: €4 from visitors aged 7+ (in addition to the admission fee). Booking : click here

The guided tour in English has to be booked directly with Amboise Val de Loire Tourism Office : +33(0)2 47 57 09 28.

Face masks are compulsory, many thanks for your cooperation.


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!

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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.

Play area in partnership with Proludic

Come and discover the 7 metre high tower, from the Metropolis product range imagined and designed by Proludic, leading French manufacturer in outdoor play and sports equipment, which evokes the futuristic-retro theme, drawing its inspiration from the world of invention, where ultra-modern architecture blends with old machinery, echoing Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions. Visit us and try it out !

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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).