Château du Clos Lucé

 
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Family offer

 

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!

Participate in the "Cour des Grands" cultural visits

Where did Leonardo get his brilliant ideas from? For children from 7 to 12, Le 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.

Carry on the adventure in the “Cour de Grands” cultural visits, exploring the partner sites in Anjou and Touraine.

Find out about this at the Tourist Offices or on www.entrezdanslacourdesgrands.com.

Leonardo’s workshops: introduction and advanced technique from drawing to painting

At Le Clos Lucé, Leonardo found a special inspiration that he shared with his disciples, passing on to them the secret of his techniques.Today, drawing and painting workshops led by Nicole Caplain, internationally-renowned painter, are open to adults and children.They are aimed at giving all art lovers (young and older) an introduction to artistic techniques, or the chance to improve them, and to come alive to art. Nicole Caplain teaches techniques inspired by those of the Italian Master for drawing, as well as using pastels, acrylics, watercolours and oils.These are group activities, but Nicole Caplain helps everyone as they create their works of art. Each year, in September, pictures produced by participants are exhibited in the workshop.

Dates of day workshops - life classes
July : sunday 13, 20, 27
August : sunday 3
September : saturday 20 and sunday 21 - Heritage Days : exhibition of the season’s works

Prices (materials provided)
Child - 1 hour : 12€ / 1 half-day : 25€ / 1 day : 40€
Adult - 1 hour : 15€ / 1 half-day : 27€ / 1 day : 45€

Dates of courses-
28 october to 1st november 2013

26 to 28 December 2013
24 to 28 February 2014 
21 to 25 April 2014

14 to 18 July 2014 and 28 July to 1st August 2014

11 to 15 August 2014

Prices (materials provided)

All techniques (except oil paints)
Child - 1 day : 40€ / 4 days : 150€ / 5 days : 180€
Adult - 1 day : 45€ / 4 days : 170€ / 5 days : 200€
Oil paints
Child - 1 day : 60€ / 4 days : 230€ / 5 days : 280€
Adult - 1 day : 65€ / 4 days : 250€ / 5 days : 300€

Information, booking Nicole Caplain+ 33 (0)2 47 23 89 98 - + 33 (0)6 13 13 16 90

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
- a play area where children can relax
- 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.