Your visit

The Clos Lucé - Watchtower

Immerse yourself in the history of Clos Lucé
with the thematic guided tours

Free visit

The visit brochure available in 14 languages: French, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Deutch, Russian, Chinese traditionnal and simplify, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian, Romanian.

Leonardo's Garden discovering in French, Italian, English et Deutch.

The texts of the sound stations are at the disposal of hard of hearing persons , please ask the ticket office.
In the park, 8 sound stations in French, Italian, English et Deutch.

French and English spoken.
Accepted forms of payment: credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, JCB), check, cash, "chèques vacances".

Dogs are permitted on the site. They must be worn in the house and kept on a leash in the park.
In the residence, basement and ground floor are accessibles for people with handicap.
Presence of a bicycle garage.
Presence of parking for cars 300 meters from the entrance.

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Guided tour in French

Several departures for Guided tour in French are offered everyday by the Château du Clos Lucé

INFORMATION : no guided tour until March, 6th . Many thanks for your understanding !

➤ November : 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4pm (except from 4th to 8th included, from 12th to 19th included)
➤ December : 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4pm (except from 4th to 11th included)
➤ January 2020 : 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4pm (except from 6th to 11th included)

Language: French
Duration visit: 1h
Visit price: 3,90€ additional to entrance ticket
Group size: 35 people maximum

Departure in front of the castle.
To buy your tickets --> only at the ticket office.

Clos Lucé - Mathurine's visit

Mathurine's visit

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
Duration of the visit: 1h
4euros additional to entrance ticket from 7 years.

For individuals:
Register beforehand at the Office de Tourisme d’Amboise +33 (0)2 47 57 09 28

For groups:
Book directly with the Office de Tourisme d’Amboise (Amboise tourist office).
For a guided tour in English: book directly with Amboise tourist office.


and family offers

The Clos Lucé - Family offers

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!

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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
- 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.

Play area in partnership with Proludic.

Come and discover the 7 metre high tower, from the Metropolis product range imagined and designed by Proludic, leading French manufacturer in outdoor play and sports equipment, which evokes the futuristic-retro theme, drawing its inspiration from the world of invention, where ultra-modern architecture blends with old machinery, echoing Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions. Visit us and try it out !

Clos Lucé - inventor's notebook - family visit

The inventor's notebook (7-12 years old)

Where did Leonardo get his brilliant ideas from?

For children from 7 to 12, the 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. You can pick up at the ticket office.