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Thursday, March 3, 2011

DaVinci in Amboise

Leonardo daVinci spent the last three years of his life in Amboise. He lived in the Chateau du Clos-Lucé seen below.

The park surrounding the chateau contains scale models of the designs that daVinci created such as the precurser to the helicopter in the foreground.

DaVinci died in Amboise in 1519 and his remains are buried in this little chapel on the grounds of the Chateau d'Amboise.

Only a small portion of the original chateau remains here in Amboise and it's not very interesting, but you get a great view of our apartment down below and the Loire river. The house was part of a convent that dates to 1493.

I love this tree on the grounds of the chateau


  1. Hi Elaine,
    I've been following your blog since my friend Cindy told me about it. What a thrill to see her with you in France! Thanks for posting a photo of you two together. How envious I am that you are visiting such beautiful places. Tell her hello from chilly Ithaca!
    Susan Earle

  2. Hi Susan,
    Thank you for following! Cindy and I are having a wonderful visit. She says hello from cold, but sunny Amboise.

  3. Hi Susan! Hard to believe I'll be back to booksale sorting next week! This is a spectacular visit, winter or not, France is a beautiful country, with much to appreciate from art to food to tours of the Loire! See you soon. Cindy