Amboise, architectural jewel of the Renaissance, dips its majestic silhouette into the Loire, a UNESCO World Heritage river.
A place of residence for French kings from the 15th to the 19th centuries, its destiny is inextricably linked to the history of France. Numerous literary figures and artists were invited here, like Leonardo da Vinci whose tomb is preserved at the château.
This royal château is thus the expression of French-style luxury.
From its balconies, its roofs and its terraced gardens, visitors can take in the Loire landscape and delight in what the kings enjoyed.
From his home Tuscany to his death at the Clos Lucé on May the 2 nd 1519, Leonardo da Vinci has tried to unveil the secrets of nature and physics, which are the basis of his work.
Five hundred years later, Leonardo da Vinci is still present in our daily life through his heritage. He keeps fascinating us and inspires novelists, filmmakers and even the videogame industry. This man, dreaming of making men fly and imagining the future, this painter, inventor, engineer, scientific, humanist and philosopher,remains immortal.
The Château du Clos Lucé, bearing the mark left by the Master, has a mission of giving an overview of the work of Leonardo to the general public. From the beginning to the end of the visit, experience this funny feeling, that the genius was just there, just a moment ago.