9 am: Meet your guide at your hotel and you're off to Amboise!
At your arrival, in Amboise, admire this lovely old town full of timbered houses and remains of the times when the French kings where born and raised there!
Your visit will start with the impressive royal Chateau of Amboise, overlooking the Loire river.
After this visit, walk with your guide in direction of Clos-Lucé, the residence where Leonardo da Vinci’s had a peaceful time for the last three years of his life. On the way, you will discover ancient cave houses built in the 14th century and used as shelters during World War II.
Once at Chateau du Clos-Lucé, enjoy a guided visit and learn everything about Leonardo da Vinci’s special friendship with the French King François 1st.
Follow your guide and learn everything about the genious’ fascinating world! In 1516, François 1st, King of France, invited Leonardo to come and live in Amboise, where he brought three of his famous masterpieces including the Mona Lisa. Feel what Clos-Lucé looked like back in those days of French Renaissance, and learn about the French King's admiration and total devotion to this world-famous painter, architect, and sculptor who chose to stay in Chateau du Clos-Lucé until his death.
During this visit, you will appreciate the amazing gifts of the Italian genius and admire all his creations and main inventions. Most of it are still in use nowadays! After that, enjoy a nice walk in the picturesque green park where Leonardo da Vinci used to observe nature and organize magnificent parties for the King.
Anecdotes, history, architecture, exceptional points of view.... what a day!
12:30 am: Arrival back at your hotel.