Château du Clos-Lucé

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This summer residence was selected by Charles VIII for his wife, Anne of Brittany. Leonardo da Vinci took up residence here in 1516. On the ground floor are some magnificent frescoes from the master's workshop (to which a protective coating was added in the 19C). On the first floor is the bedroom in which he died in 1519, together with his study. Finally, in the cellars are some extraordinary machines which demonstrate the extent to which Leonardo da Vinci was ahead of his time.

Useful information

Adresse : 

2 rue du Clos-Lucé

Phone:

+33 2 47 57 00 73

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