« Two days ago, on Sunday, the Christian king gave a feast, a most admirable celebration, which I describe to you as follows. The place was named Le Cloux, big and beautiful palace. […] There must have been four hundred chandeliers so bright you’d think night was chased away »
Letter by Galeazzo Visconti, Ambassador of Mantoue at the court of France, describing the Festa del paradise organised by Leonardo da Vinci in the gardens of the Clos Lucé on Juni 1518 to thank the king of his good deeds. »
Reopen to the public: Château du Clos Lucé & Leonardo da Vinci Park
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We are delighted to announce that Clos Lucé château and park will reopen from Wednesday 20 May !
As part of our efforts to control Covid-19, we have implemented new health
measures throughout the site to protect our staff and visitors. To learn more
about the safety guidelines in place, click
Plan your visit:
time and reduce contact: buy your fast track tickets from our
online ticket shop. No reservation needed. The online tickets are available until 15 November 2020.
→ Choose a quieter timeslot when
there are fewer visitors: 9-10am / 1-2pm / 5-8pm (last entry at 7pm).
→ For lunch, pack your own picnic (outdoor
eating area available) or take a break in our restaurants.
→ During your visit, please observe the preventive and social distancing measures in place. Face masks/coverings are compulsory outdoor for adults and children above 11 and are strongly recommended for children under the age of 11.
Regarding the culturel program :
- The festival "Efferversciences", the night show "Le songe d'une nuit d'été" and the new cultural facilities "Leonardo da Vinci, Painter and Architect", have been postponed until next year (May and July 2021).
We are happy to answer any questions you
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See you soon,
The Château du Clos Lucé team
14 and 15 August, 8:30-11:00 pm
For one weekend only, see the Château du Clos Lucé and Leonardo da Vinci Park all aglow after dark.
With family or friends, live a unique after-dark experience at the Château du Clos
Lucé! After visiting the Château in a cozy atmosphere, enjoy a stroll in the candle-lit Park, admire the lighting effects sublimating the inventions of
the famous engineer and listen to the Ensemble "Le banquet du Roy" performing music and songs from the
sixteenth century. Leonardo da Vinci himself will personally meet you during the evening to tell
you the story about his arrival in France, his sources of inspiration and his role as King Francis' royal party planner.
→ Friday 14 and Saturday 15 August, 8:30-11:00
→ Pass “Daily Tour* + Night Wandering”: 27 € adults / 17 € children (7-18 years). Free for children under 7
→ Single Ticket “Night Wandering”:17 € adults / 6 € children (7-18 years). Free for children under 7
*tour on the same day as the event
Buy your tickets online : here
• Dining options:
→ Refreshments: drinks and icecreams at Crêperie - Terasse Renaissance
→ To taste dishes inspired by Renaissance recipies: dinner at the Auberge du Prieuré from 18:45 to 20:15 (reservation required at +33 (0)2 47 27 69 01). €30 Adults, €20 Children.
Leonardo da Vinci, Painter and Architect
Postponed : March 2021
Set in the park, a new 500 sq.m cultural centre and museum will present two major facets of da Vinci's knowledge :
→ LEONARDO DA VINCI, PAINTER : An immersive tour will introduce visitors to the full body of Leonardo da Vinci’s painted works. The virtual gallery will screen an animated display of 17 Leonardo da Vinci masterpieces combined with his drawings.
→ LEONARDO DA VINCI, ARCHITECT : The exhibit will feature models, interactive touch tables and 3D animation, including a screening on the sumptuous royal palace at Romorantin, the 'new Rome'. It will also present all the studies carried out by Leonardo da Vinci in the fields of architecture, civil and military engineering, and town planning.
Included in your ticket price.
« The desire to know is natural to good men. »
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci and France
Le Château du Clos Lucé, the link between Italian and French Renaissance
Drawing on new scientific contributions, this exhibition throws light on the fascinating relationships between Leonardo da Vinci and three Kings of France over a 10-year period.
Guided through a series of richly illustrated themed exhibits — from royal commissions and feats of engineering to sumptuous festivities and final drawings, visitors will discover a multitude of projects built or conceived by the Italian master during his time spent living at Clos Lucé in Amboise.
Halle Muséographique (In Leonardo da Vinci's park) : 10am - 6pm
Open daily with occasional exceptions
This exhibition has an additional charge to the general admission : 5€ adult / 3€ reduced / 1€ children (7-18 years old)
→ Every day from Saturday, 4th July