Château du Clos Lucé

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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.


Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci’s residence
2 rue du Clos Lucé - 37400 Amboise - Val de Loire – France
Tel.: +33 (0) 2 47 57 00 73 - Fax: +33 (0) 2 47 57 62 88

How to find us

- By car/coachParis-Amboise on the A10 motorway (Château-Renault-Amboise exit n°18) – 200km
GPS :N 47 24’  37’’
          E  0 59’  29’’

- By train

  • Paris Montparnasse > St Pierre des Corps in 55 minutes by TGV fast train (the station is 20km from Amboise, connection possible by local train or by road)
  • Paris Austerlitz > Amboise direct in 2 hours (Amboise station is 2km from Le Clos Lucé)

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

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

Free parking for coaches and cars in the Rue du Clos Lucé, 200m on foot from the visitors’ entrance.

Opening hours

The Château du Clos Lucé – Parc Leonardo da Vinci is open all the year round, every day without interruption (except 25th December and 1st January). The countryside display is available in its entirety throughout high season (from  15th March 2013 to 30th November 2013).
Exceptionnal closing at 6p.m  14 february ( closing of the ticket office at 5 p.m, of the cultural shop 6 p.m and Terrasse Renaisasnce 6 p.m)

Opening times

January: 10.00am to 6.00pm
February-June: 9.00am to 7.00pm
July- August: 9.00am to 8.00pm
September-October: 9.00am to 7.00pm
November-December: 9.00am to 6.00pm
On December 24th, the ticket office will exceptionally close at 4.30 p.m
Ticket office closes one hour before site closes.

The Visit

Unrestricted visits to the site (château + parc) (2 to 3hrs)
Free visit brochure available in 14 languages: French, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Russian, Chinese traditionnal and simplify, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian, Romanian.
The texts of the sound stations are at the disposal of hard of hearing persons , please ask the ticket office.
French and English spoken.

Paddle boats

Access to the paddle boats
April 25th to May 10th from 1 pm to 6.30 pm
June 23rd,24th,25th from 1 p.m to 6.30 p.m
July 1st to August 31th from 1 p.m to 7 p.m