Château du Clos Lucé - 500 years after da Vinci
Imagine a famous, elderly genious crossing the Alps on the back of a mule and with the saddle bags filled with masterpieces
This is exactly what the 64 year old Leonardo da vinci did in 1516. With him he carried three paintings: "St John the Baptist", "The Virgin and child with St Anne" and "Mona Lisa" - all of them classics at Louvre now.
So this year the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci's journey from Italy to France will be celebrated at Château du Clos Lucé.
Leonardo da Vinci's last home opens its doors and invites you to contemplate his legacy. You may be lucky enough to spot the spirit of this great artist and ones of the hosts that made the heyday of the castle. Take a trip in the past and treat your eyes to his many masterpieces.
A delicious crepe break will be an absolute must to recover from your emotions!
The Château du Clos Lucé, last home of Leonardo da Vinci in Amboise
It was at the Château du Clos Lucé, on the invitation of François I, that Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life, devoting his time to perfecting his inventions. Prolific and inspired, he worked as an engineer, architect, even as the entertainment coordinator, organizing lavish festivities for the Court.
In his residence just 300 meters from the Château Royal, he drew up plans for a model château for François I in Romorantin, and designed the double helix staircase in the Château de Chambord.
The Château du Clos Lucé is now a cultural park where visitors can get a better insight into the Italian Master's universe.
Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinci
2 rue du Clos Lucé - 37400 Amboise - Val de Loire – France
Téléphone : +33 (0)2 47 57 00 73