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Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinci
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Fees and Opening days :
Leonardo da Vinci Park is open all year, every day without interruption (except 25 December and 1 January).
- January: 10am to 6 pm;
- February to June: 9 am to 7 pm;
- July and August: 9 am to 8 pm;
- September and October: 9 am to 7 pm;
- November and December: 9 am to 6 pm.
The park entrance is free for bus driver and people with disabilities.
Rates included in the castle entrance.

Description :

In the Landscaped Itinerary : a voyage of discovery in the company of Leonardo da Vinci and his disciple

Everything that Leonardo da Vinci imagined was the fruit of his observation of nature. What more fitting, therefore, than to present his creations and inventions against the background of a nature trail or "landscaped itinerary"?

Discover the wellsprings of Leonardo's inspiration in the course of an initiatory journey punctuated by 16 giant and actionable machines, 32 transparent canvases (3 to 4 m high) depicting the Master's sketches or details of his paintings, and 8 sound stations featuring the voice of the celebrated French actor Jean Piat.

In the hall : a Leonardo de Vinci "stage design", a giant picture show and the flying machine.

Located in the middle of the Landscaped Itinerary, the Hall is designed to give us an insight into the world of Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo's knowledge and technical inventions in all their diversity are brought gloriously to life by a giant screen projection onto the walls of the Hall.
Five kiosks consisting of animated models and interactive terminals illustrate the following subjects :
- Leonardo's career
- Machine theory
- Leonardo : civil and military engineer
- Leonardo : artist and architect
- Leonardo : the body, the earth and the sky
Under a sound dome, visitors will listen as Leonardo speaks of his dreams of flight and admire a life-sized model of his flying machine with a wing span of 12 metres.

Lunches and snacks are available througnout the day from the Creperie with its terrace looking over the renaissance Gardens.