Clos Luce

The Clos Lucé, just a few hundred metres from the Royal Amboise Castle, is situated in the very heart of the city of Amboise in the Loire Valley, 190 kilometres from Paris. Construction began in 1110 with Hugues d’Amboise who called it the Manoir du Cloux.  It was transformed into Clos Lucé Castle by Charles VII and in 1490 became the summer residence of the kings of France.  François I would invite his friends to stay there often. In 1516 Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance painter, architect and engineer, accepted the invitation of François I to come to France.  He left Rome and crossed the Alps on the back of a mule.   Amongst his belongings he brought with him three canvases:  The Mona Lisa, Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist.  He spent the last three years of his life at Amboise from 1516-1519. Today the castle is owned by the Saint-Bris family who open it to the public; the entire castle is given over to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.  The Renaissance façade is constructed in rose coloured bricks and white stone. A visit gives you the chance to see Leonardo da Vinci’s bedroom and the cellars where you can see a collection of forty extraordinary machines which Leonardo invented and designed, such as the glider, the flying propeller and a tank. There are also other parts of the castle that are well worth a visit such as the bedroom of Marguerite de Navarre, the kitchen and the great council chamber. The castle is surrounded by a seven hectare Parc named Leonardo da Vinci which is dedicated to Leonardo’s masterpieces, his landscapes and botanical drawings with life-size models. Take advantage of our  4 days visit to Normandy, Saint Malo, Mont-Saint-Michel and Châteaux Country  with our qualified Pariscityvision.com guides. During the visit to Amboise you will be able to see Clos Lucé for yourself.

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2 Day Trip to the Loire Valley Castles from Paris

2 days of guided visits of the Loire Valley Castles : Castle of Amboise, the Clos Lucé, Villandry gardens, Tours city, Castle of Chenonceau, Castle of Cheverny and Castle of Chambord.

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3 Day Trip to Mont Saint Michel & the Loire Valley Castles from Paris

First day to enjoy a guided visit of the Mont Saint Michel and its abbey. 2 day visit of the Loire Valley : guided visit of the castles of Langeais, Villandry gardens, Tours city ; guided visits of the castles of Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord.

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2 Day Trip to the Loire Valley Castles from Paris - Hotel Transfers

Two days of guided visits of the Loire Valley Castles : Castle of Amboise, the Clos Lucé, Villandry gardens, Tours city, Castle of Chenonceau, Castle of Cheverny and Castle of Chambord. Pick up from and return to your hotel in Paris by minibus.

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3 Day Trip to Mont Saint Michel and Loire Valley Castles from Paris - Hotel Transfers

Departure from and return to your hotel in Paris by minibus. First day to enjoy a guided visit of the Mont Saint Michel and its abbey. Discover the Loire Valley for 3 days : guided visit of the castles of Langeais, Villandry gardens, Tours city ; guided visits of the castles of Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord. Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Paris by minibus

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4 Day Trip to Normandy, Mont Saint Michel & the Loire Valley Castles from Paris

Multi-days Discount. Book before May 29, 2015 and save 5% for a tour made up to October 31, 2015 (available only for non-professional clients). 4 day excursion. First to Normandy, stops at Rouen and Honfleur, visit the landing Beaches of Omaha beach, and Arromanches. Second day, guided visits of Saint Malo and the abbey of Mont Saint Michel. Two days to visit the Loire valley castles : Langeais, Clos Lucé, Villandry, Tours, Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord.

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4 Day Trip to Normandy, Mont Saint Michel and the Loire Valley Castles from Paris - Hotel Transfers

4 day excursion. First to Normandy, stops at Rouen and Honfleur, visit the landing Beaches of Omaha beach, and Arromanches. Second day, guided visits of Saint Malo and the abbey of Mont Saint Michel. Two days to visit the Loire valley castles : Langeais, Clos Lucé, Villandry, Tours, Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord. Pickup and drop off by minibus at your hotel in Paris to our agency.

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