Leonardo DA VINCI 's Final Footsteps: Three Castles of The Loire Valley

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To celebrate the fifth centenary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, we invite you to follow in his footsteps to the magnificent Loire Valley where the genius chose to spend the last years of his life. You’ll marvel at the region’s sprawling landscapes and discover three of its architectural gems. Enter the Renaissance master’s universe at Clos Luce castle, visit his final resting place at Château d’Amboise and explore François premier’s palace at Chambord. Enjoy an...
To celebrate the fifth centenary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, we invite you to follow in his footsteps to the magnificent Loire Valley where the genius chose to spend the last years of his life. You’ll marvel at the region’s sprawling landscapes and discover three of its architectural gems. Enter the Renaissance master’s universe at Clos Luce castle, visit his final resting place at Château d’Amboise and explore François premier’s palace at Chambord. Enjoy an immersive, 3D experience with the interactive HistoPad, savor a traditional lunch with drinks and travel in comfort with round-trip transport from Paris.

Celebrate Leonardo da Vinci’s life and works 500 years after his death
• Enjoy Da Vinci’s architecture and a dedicated exhibition
• Visit the Renaissance master’s final resting place
• Discover three castles of the Loire region – Clos de Luce, Chambord and Amboise
• Explore Amboise and Chambord castles in 3D with HistoPad
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Stop At: Place des Pyramides, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

Meet us at our central located agency for the Da Vinci's Journey back in Time!

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Office de Tourisme Amboise Val de Loire, Quai du General de Gaulle, 37400, Amboise France

After 2.35 hours drive, you will reach the charming town of Amboise

Stop At: Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, 2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise France

Your tour starts at Clos de Luce Castle where da Vinci settled in 1516, as “Prime painter, engineer and architect” of François 1st.The Renaissance master put his talents to the service of the sovereign, completing several projects including the monumental Last Supper tapestry, commissioned by the King himself. To celebrate 500 years since his death, the castle will exhibit the tapestry, a masterpiece...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Place des Pyramides, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

Meet us at our central located agency for the Da Vinci's Journey back in Time!

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Office de Tourisme Amboise Val de Loire, Quai du General de Gaulle, 37400, Amboise France

After 2.35 hours drive, you will reach the charming town of Amboise

Stop At: Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, 2 rue du clos Luce, 37400, Amboise France

Your tour starts at Clos de Luce Castle where da Vinci settled in 1516, as “Prime painter, engineer and architect” of François 1st.The Renaissance master put his talents to the service of the sovereign, completing several projects including the monumental Last Supper tapestry, commissioned by the King himself. To celebrate 500 years since his death, the castle will exhibit the tapestry, a masterpiece of silver and silk, between 6th June and 8th September this year.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Montee de l'Emir Abd El Kader Montée de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise France

Next, you’ll visit Amboise Castle, a royal palace during the Renaissance and da Vinci’s final resting place. Your visit to Amboise will be brought to life by the HistoPad augmented reality tablet, offering a virtual visit of the French court during the Renaissance.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chapelle Saint-Hubert, Place Michel Debre, 37400, Amboise France

ou’ll visit the Florentine master’s tomb in the Saint-Hubert chapel as well as a temporary exhibition exploring his relationship with the King of France

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Marche Dominical d'Amboise, Place du Marche, Amboise France

After a 3 course lunch in an authentic local restaurant, you’ll head for the famous Chambord Castle

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Domaine National de Chambord, le Chateau, 41250, Chambord France

As you approach in your mini-van, a magical forest will give way to an awe-inspiring vision of the fairytale fortress, whose architecture is infused with the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci.

Stop At: Chateau de Chambord, le Chateau, 41250, Chambord France

Step back in time thanks to an immersive visit with the HistoPad, imagining life in this magnificent dwelling at the time of Leonardo da Vinci.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Espace Rambouillet, Route Coin du Bois Sonchamp, 78120, Rambouillet France

Then It’s time to leave the universe of da Vinci and return to Paris and the 21st Century!

Pass By: Arc de Triomphe, Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris France

Back to the 21st century in Paris.

Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

You will return back to the departure point at around 7pm ( approx.)

Duration: 20 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Entrance ticket to Amboise Castle with HistoPad and access to the exhibition.
  • Entrance ticket to Chambord Castle with HistoPad.
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau Royal d'Amboise
  • Lunch in Amboise with drinks included.
  • Round-trip transport from Paris by minivan
  • Service of an experienced driver guide.
  • Entrance ticket to Clos Lucé Castle and access to The Last Supper exhibit (between 06/06 and 09/08).
  • Entry/Admission - Marche Dominical d'Amboise
  • Entry/Admission - Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci
Not Included
  • Pick up and drop hotel
  • Gratuities (optional)
Departure Point
2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
6:45 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tour not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.