We will provide a private transfer from your accommodation to Château Clos Lucé, Leonardo De Vinci’s official and final residence with a personal guided tour of the public museum where you can see over 40 models of his work, war machines he designed and his sketches.
At the invitation of Francis I, Leonardo da Vinci came to live at the Château du Clos Lucé and stayed there for the last three years of his life, devoting himself to perfecting his inventions. Leonardo was prolific and inspired, working as an engineer, architect and theatrical director, organising lavish festivities for the Court. At his residence 300 metres from the Château Royal, he drew up plans for a model château for Francis I in Romorantin and designed the double-helix open staircase in the Château de Chambord. The Château du Clos Lucé is dedicated to showing and explaining to the public the great knowledge acquired by the Italian Maestro.
From the Château Clos Lucé it is just a short ride down the road to the foot of the Château Royal d’Amboise, the 18th century building of the beautiful Hotel Le Choiseul sits on the banks of the Loire.
Le Choiseul offers wine and local produce tasting in the onsite troglodyte caves.
Following the wine tasting, a three course gourmet meal is provided either in the gardens, weather permitting, or in the restaurant with a view of the Loire.
08.00 Depart from Le Mans Circuit – private transfer to Amboise
10.00 Tour of the Château Clos Lucé & time to explore the grounds
12.00 Wine & local delicacies tasting at Le Choiseul
12.45 Gourmet lunch at Le Choiseul
15.00 Return to Le Mans