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The Clos Lucé : the unmissable !

This place is undoubtedly a magical place that will appeal to everyone, young and old. Located in Amboise, Le Clos Lucé is very accessible from the Gîte Clair Matin, about 10/15 minutes by car.

Walk through the rooms of the Clos Lucé castle, imagine Leonardo da Vinci inventing his machines or practicing his art, traversing 800 years of French history or even surveying every corner of the park of the castle. The program is well-paced and requires 1h30 for the ones hurrying up to half a day for the more strollers.

Nature at the heart of Leonardo da Vinci’s art

Leonardo da Vinci has embraced many careers which he all marked with his great creativity; engineer, visionary, painter and architect. You will find, among others, the tank, the aerial screw, or the double span bridge 20m high.

Details make perfection and perfection is not a detail“. Leonardo Da Vinci

Listening to children

Le Clos Lucé, like its master, listens to families in order to make their visit a real experience:

  • the “Inventor’s Notebook”, in two versions (French / English), will allow curious children to become Leonardo da Vinci’s pupil for a moment.
  • wooded areas to enjoy a well-deserved picnic
  • a brand-new playground with a “future-retro” theme, combining ultra-modern architecture and old mechanics echoing Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions.

With a well-prepared picnic and time to observe around you, your day will be full of surprises!

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