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Chateau Clos Luce: Leonardo Da Vinci's last home

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  • Travel through 800 years of French history at the Château of Clos Lucé at your own leisure.
  • Enjoy priority access with skip-the-line access as you explore the stunning Château du Clos Lucé in the Loire Valley.
  • Marvel at the architecture of the historical building as you learn about its importance in the history of Amboise.
  • Spend leisure time in the house where Da Vinci spent the last 3 years of his life, devoting his last breaths to his inventions.
  • Witness some of the Italian Maestro’s best inventions on display at the Château alongside other splendid collections of art.
  • Some of Da Vinci’s inventions that you will be able to check out are the aerial screw, assault chariot, and multi-barrelled gun.
  • Create unforgettable memories with your loved ones as you rest on the lush, manicured gardens belonging to the Château.
  • Tickle your taste buds with local delicacies at three different restaurants available on-site (at your own cost).
  • Infants aged 6 and under go free. Children aged 7-18 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • This ticket cannot be amended, rescheduled or canceled.

Chateau du Clos Luce Reopens Post COVID-19

After two months of lockdown, Chateau Du Clos Luce has reopened to the public on 30 May 2020. To ensure the best possible experience for the visitors, several sanitary measures are put into place following the latest government announcements. Presentation of a Sanitary Pass is mandatory to access all the facilities of the Chateau Du Clos Luce.

COVID-19 Safety Measures and Guidelines at Chateau Du Clos Luce

  • Visits inside the residence are by reservation only. 
  • On-site ticket sales will be subject to availability. Visitors are advised to purchase online entrance tickets to the site to reserve a time slot for their visit.
  • As per the latest government announcements, visitors are expected to follow the sanitary measures in place.
  • As per government guidelines, the presentation of a Sanitary Pass is mandatory at the site entrance to access all the facilities of the Chateau Du Clos Luce.
  • The Sanitary Pass must include a QR code and the pass must be presented with an identity document approved by the government, either in an electronic format or a document.
  • The Sanitary Pass comprises one of the following proofs:
    1. Proof of complete vaccination (General case: 2 doses of vaccine + 7 days after the second dose of vaccine)
    2. A Negative RT-PCR or antigenic test, less than 72hours old.
    3. A positive RT-PCR or antigenic test to prove Covid-19 recovery. The test must be at least 15 days old but not more than 6 months old.
    4. Self-tests won't be considered valid.
  • Wearing masks have been made mandatory outdoors and indoors.

Why Visit The Chateau Du Clos Luce?

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  • Explore the 15th-century castle and get to know and travel through 800 years of the rich history of Chateau Du Clos Luce.
  • Dive into the interesting French history and lives of Leonardo Da Vinci and his pupils.
  • Realize the last three years of Da Vinci’s life and explore the museum that houses the models of his designs.
  • Take a leisurely stroll through the large landscaped garden and take a look at art and engineering models inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci.

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  • This ticket helps you skip the long ticketing queues and get access to Chateau Du Clos Luce in the Loire Valley.
  • Get instant confirmation and mobile tickets to witness Leonardo Da Vinci’s best inventions and works of art at Chateau Du Clos Luce.
  • Explore the castle and take a stroll through the lavish manicured garden at your own pace. Dine at three different on-site local restaurants(charges extra).

Free: For infants aged 6 and under.

Discounted Price: Children aged 7-18 (with valid ID).

What is the Best Way to Buy Chateau Du Clos Luce Tickets? Book Online

As advised by the officials, the best option to buy your Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets is to buy online. The online reservation system helps you get amazing discounts along with instant confirmation and mobile tickets.

  • Advance Reservations: Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets onsite tickets are subject to availability. Avoid the inconvenience of tickets being sold out by booking your slots in advance.
  • Convenience: Manage your time wisely by spending your precious moments exploring the Chateau Du Clos Luce and not by standing in the long ticketing queues. 
  • Great Discounts: Get amazing discounts on Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets when you buy them online, making the experience all the more impressive.

Chateau Du Clos Luce Highlights

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Chateau Du Clos Luce Castle

Explore the fascinating castle and take a peek at Leonardo da Vinci’s life as in this very castle, he spent the final three years of his life while creating his masterpieces. Currently a museum of his life’s work, it is houses replicas of his life’s work inventions, and art. The castle also has several other rooms decorated with period furniture and gothic elements, taking you through the pages of history.

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Leonardo da Vinci Park

The large seven-hectare Chateau Du Clos Luce garden houses over 20 models of Leonardo Da Vinci’s creations. Browse through several themes of Da Vinci’s creations and spend time admiring the Renaissance man’s creativity and brilliant mind as children interact with his creation’s replica. Various exhibitions are held in these gardens all year round. 

Plan Your Visit To Chateau Du Clos Luce

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Chateau Du Clos Luce Tickets Timings

January: 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM

February - June: 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM

July - August: 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM

September - October: 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM

November - December: 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM

Last Entry: 1 hour before the site; castle closes 30 minutes before the park. 

Closed On: 25th Dec & 1st January

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

Find on the map.

By Car: A 10 motorway, exit No 18. 2 hours from Paris.

By Train: Nearest Train Station: Amboise (1.9km away)

By Bus: Nearest Bus Stop: Amboise town center (300m away)

Free & private parking space for cars and buses available nearby.

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The castle holds several workshops and exhibitions for the interpretation, knowledge, and synthesis of young minds, helping kids learn through an entertaining visit.

  • Banquet: Music, Dance & Joy Workshops
  • Architecture: Science Workshop
  • Botanical Discoveries: Nature & Environment Workshops
  • Drawing Workshops
Chateau Du Clos Luce Tickets & Features
  • Mostly Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wheelchair loan facilities
  • Dogs allowed
  • Car Parking Facility
  • Bus/Coach Parking Facility
  • Bicycle Parking Facility
  • Store Locker Available (temporarily closed due to COVID-19 pandemic)
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Enjoy a meal at the relaxing historical setting of Chateau Du Clos Luce. There are three restaurants on the premises of the Chateau offering fine cuisines with an excellent view of the Chateau d’Amboise.

  • La Terrasse Renaissance: Lunch or a gourmet snack.
  • La Table du Moulin: Refreshments & lunch
  • L’Auberge du Prieuré: Specialist in Renaissance-inspired menus

Loire Valley Castle

Leonardo Da Vinci Tomb: A small chapel houses the tomb of the Renaissance Man, close to the Chateau d’Amboise. It is a brisk 9 min walk from the Chateau Du Clos Luce.

Chapel Of Saint Hubert: Located at the entrance of Chateau d’Amboise, the gothic chapel houses the tomb of the maestro, Leonardo Da Vinci.

Chanteloup Pagoda: Realise the history of Chanteloup at the 18th-century historical site. Offering a panoramic view of Amboise, the Pagoda is a 7 min drive from Clos Luce.

Church Of Saint Florentin: What appears as a church in the modern time, once stood as a fortified castle of the 16th century. It is a 9 min walk from Chateau Du Clos Luce.

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Visitor Tips

  • Avoid the awkwardness of tickets being sold out by booking tickets online in advance.
  • The language spoken in the Chateau is English & French.
  • The storage locker facility is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Carry your dog inside the building and keep them on the lead in the park.
  • Use a baby carrier inside the castle for the convenience of other visitors.

All Your Questions About Chateau Du Clos Luce Answered

Q. Can I buy Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets online?

A. Tourists are advised to buy their Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets online as on-site tickets are subject to availability, and visits inside the residence are by reservation only.

Q. How much do the Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets cost?

A. Chateau Du Clos Luce skip the line tickets are priced €17.50 Find more details on the Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets page.

Q. Is the Chateau Du Clos Luce tour open now?

A. Yes, the Chateau Du Clos Luce tour is open.

Q. Is it safe to go for Chateau Du Clos Luce tours post COVID-19?

A. Yes, it is completely safe to go for Chateau Du Clos Luce tours post COVID-19. Complying with public health requirements, several sanitary measures are put into place following the latest government announcements.

Q. Is it mandatory to have a Sanitary Pass?

A. Yes, the presentation of a Sanitary Pass is mandatory to access all the facilities of the Chateau Du Clos Luce.

Q. Are Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets refundable?

A. Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets cannot be amended, rescheduled, or canceled. 

Q. Are discounts available on Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets?

A. Discounts are available on Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets for certain age groups and students. Please check the tickets for further details.

Q. What is the best way to buy tickets to Chateau Du Clos Luce?

A. Visitors are advised to buy Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets online to reserve a time slot for their visit as visits inside the residence are by reservation only.

Q. What is the cancellation policy for Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets?

A. Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets cannot be amended, rescheduled, or canceled. 

Q. Do my Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets include skip-the-line access?

A. Yes, Chateau Du Clos Luce tickets include skip-the-line access.

Q. Are dogs allowed inside Chateau Du Clos Luce?

A. Dogs are allowed inside Chateau Du Clos Luce. You must carry your dog inside the building and keep them on the lead in the park.

Q. What is the best time to go for the Chateau Du Clos Luce tour?

A. Chateau Du Clos Luce is open all year round. Several exhibitions and workshops are held on the site. 

Best Castles Of Loire Valley

With “Chateaux” being a broad term, thanks to France’s rich historical background and influence of Renaissance, there are over 7000 Chateaux in France of which about 1000 are important and allows public to enter. Here is a list of the best Castles of Loire Valley along with their tickets, to help you enjoy an amazing experience.