Château du Clos Lucé

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Visit with commentary


Do you know Mathurine?
Famous at Le Clos Lucé, she ruled the kitchen at the chateau, and, in the great hearth, cooked up dishes that were mainly vegetarian for the Master and his guests.
Leonardo’s affection for his faithful and devoted servant is shown by the gift he left her in his will: a luxurious coat in black fabric, trimmed with leather.

Mathurine, Leonardo da Vinci’s servant and cook, will open the doors of Le Clos Lucé to you. Let yourselves be carried away by the history of this place and its legends – here Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life.

Language : French or English
Duration of the visit: 1hr 15mins

For groups:
book directly with the Office de Tourisme d’Amboise (Amboise Tourist Office).

For individuals:
Visits with commentary are available in July and August, from Monday to Friday, at 11.15 a.m, 2.30 pm and 3.45 pm in French.
Register beforehand at the Office de Tourisme d’Amboise or with the guide at the chateau, 15 minutes before the visit begins.

Office de Tourisme d’Amboise
Quai du Général de Gaulle
37 400 Amboise
+33 (0)2 47 57 09 28

Guided Tour in French

Several departures for Guided tour in French are offered everyday by the Château du Clos Lucé.  
From January to March and in November-December : 11h30, 14h30,16h
April - May :  11h30, 15h, 17h
June - August : 11h30, 15h, 17h15
September - October :  11h30, 15h, 16h45 (every day)

Language : French
3.90€ additional to entrance ticket 
Departure in front of the castle
Booking not obligatory, informations at the ticket office.

However it will still be possible to visit freely le Clos Lucé.