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In the footsteps of Leonardo Da Vinci

Cultural experience

A full day private tour in Loire Valley for Leonardo da Vinci fans – Only 1 hour from Paris

You might probably have heard about the great Leonardo Da Vinci book, by Walter Isaacson ? Now, come to Loire Valley and enjoy the real experience of Leonardo’s life.

Leonardo da Vinci was a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who’s known for his enduring works « The Last Supper » and the « Mona Lisa. »

He arrived in Amboise in 1516, following an invitation from King Francis I. A place to be free to dream, to think and to work.

The Italian genius passed away three years later and was buried, following his wishes, within the royal château.

Get the chance to witness Leonardo Da Vinci inventions and enjoy a unique private tour dedicated to this genious in Loire Valley, only 1 hour train journey from Paris.

If you are a fan of Leonardo Da Vinci this tour is for you !

In the morning, arrive at Saint Pierre des Corps train station, only a short hour journey from Paris.
(Train not included). Pick-up can also be arrange from Paris or other places.

Transfer to Amboise, an historic city full of charm dominated by its royal castle. Amboise was the seat of the Court of Kings Charles VIII and François 1st.

In the morning, start with the visit of Le Clos Lucé in Amboise.

Leonardo da Vinci spent its final 3 years of his life in Amboise, in a beautiful pink stone building. This place : Le Clos Lucé is now housing a museum with models of his designs, a museum on the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci.

On the first floor of Château du Clos Lucé, you will visit Leonardo da Vinci’s bedroom, in which he died on May 2, 1519.

Get up close and personal with the genius and explore his ingenious models.

Many models of his designs are on display, you will enjoy a visit in the gardens and discover full sized working models of so many of his marvelous inventions. You will

Canvases and giant machines, audio terminals and a fun-filled trail offer a unique chance to learn about this visionary artist and his fabulous inventions and show you why Da Vinci was the ultimate Renaissance man, interested in everything around him.

In teh afternoon, continue with the visit of Amboise castle. Where Leaonardo Da Vinci’s tomb is placed today in the chateau’s chapel.

Later, enjoy a visit to an authentic wine estate in Vouvray followed by a wine tasting.

A glass of sparkling Vouvray is a  great way to end this magic tour !

We would suggest getting the TGV from Paris Montparnasse to Saint Pierre des Corps train station. A short 1 hour train journey. A short 1 hour train journey.
Private transfers from Paris or other places can be arrange.

Practical information

Highlights

A memorable day in the footsteps of Leonardo

Period

All year long

Duration

1 day

Language

English and French

Pick-up

Saint Pierre des Corps train station. Transfers from Paris and other places can be arrange.

Transportation

Luxury car with chauffeur

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The service of your professional English speaking guide expert of the Loire Valley

A unique wine experience to witness Leaonardo Da Vinci genious inventions

The short 1 hour train journey from Paris (train not included)

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