Skip-the-line ticket for Château du Clos Lucé
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Skip-the-line ticket for Château du Clos Lucé

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Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , Arabic , German , Portuguese , Russian , Dutch , Japanese , Polish , Chinese , Korean
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit Leonardo da Vinci's last home
  • Explore Leonardo da Vinci's workshops
  • Do not miss the new immersive cultural space in Parc Leonardo Da Vinci
What to expect

The Château du Clos Lucé was the last home to the Renaissance art and science icon: Leonardo da Vinci. Clos Lucé has a huge 7-hectare park on offer for visitors to discover, as well as a 15th-century Renaissance château, animated with multiple activities inspired by the Italian Renaissance genius.

Here at only 220km from Paris in the bustling center of the Loire Valley, follow in Da Vinci's footsteps and be part of a lively and historical experience as you visit his home located in the town of Amboise! It was here at the Château Clos Lucé, by invitation of King Francis I, where Leonardo spent the last 3 years of his life from 1516 to 1519. The visit will start by the castle and will move on so you will see his living place, bedroom, kitchen and more, until coming to an end in the park where you will find a large exhibition of models of machines that give life to their master.

At the park, you will get to sense Leonardo da Vinci’s spirit while creating flying machines, bridges or weapons. You will even more about this exceptional man thanks to the giant models of his most spectacular machines, not to mention the 8 fascinating soundscapes translated in English as the voice of Leonardo himself, and the astonishing display of images giving an animated expression to Leonardo’s visions.

Do not miss the new virtual gallery of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings! You will be thrown into an immersive show where Leonardo da Vinci’s 17 masterpieces are brought together in a single space. The fascinating galleries are set to include an educational walking tour, models, 3D animations, and video games that will take both the young and the old into the creative process of the master of Renaissance.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Access to the château and the park
    • Access to the virtual gallery of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings
    • A visit brochure available in 14 languages
    • Access to the exhibition 'Leonardo the engineer'
    What's not included
    • Personal expenses
    • Guided tour
    • Lunch
    • Pick-up and drop-off
    Where

    Rue du Clos Lucé, 2, 37400, Amboise, France

    Meeting point:

    Entrance directly inside the Château du Clos Lucé.

    Parking for bus and cars, in the rue du Clos Lucé, 300m on foot from the visitors' entrance.

    What to remember
    • Fee-paying and private parking for cars at 300 meters from the entrance
    • Presence of a bicycle garage
    • Possibility to eat near the castle in one of these three restaurants: Crêperie, La Terrasse Renaissance, La Table du Moulin, L’Auberge du Prieuré
    • Suitable for people with mobility impairments
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    When

    Opening hours:

    • Every day except December 25, January 1
    • 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
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    Provider
    Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinci
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.
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