Clos Luce at Amboise is no ordinary French chateau. It’s the house in which Leonardo Da Vinci spent the last three years of his life and when you’ve finished touring the chateau, you discover the grounds are nothing less than a theme park for grown ups.
Katharine and I were so over stimulated we found ourselves in the childrens’ play area bouncing around on the see-saw.
The garden’s packed with full scale working models of Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions, like this recently fired machine gun. Other military highlights include the spinning tank and I’ll soon be uploading video of yours truly operating the paddle boat to YouTube.
Update 2 September:
Here’s me operating Leonardo Da Vinci’s Paddle Boat at Chateau Clos Luce, Amboise.