At the royal castle of Amboise…

For the European release of the animated film Léo, which retraces the Amboise destiny of Leonardo da Vinci, the royal castle of Amboise is exhibiting from January to mid-April 2024 magnificent original models, from the sets of the filming.

Installed in the decorated rooms of the royal residence, these little worlds filled with poetry, the fruit of the work of the artisans of the Foliascope company (Saint-Péray, Drôme), resonate with the place. This journey combines the settings of the film’s scenes with the spaces of the castle that they represent: large room, entrances to the castle’s horse towers, ramparts and guards’ promenade… A unique and delightful immersion to discover as a family, and a bridge established between the worlds of heritage and cinema.

Directed by Jim Capobianco (“The Lion King”, “Ratatouille”) and Pierre-Luc Granjon, the film “Léo” (“The Inventor” in the English version) counts in the voice cast personalities like Marion Cotillard, André Dussolier, Daisy Ridley or Stephen Fry.

Exhibition included in the castle entrance ticket.

The movie…

Stop-motion animated film by Jim Capobianco. For young and old, from 7 years old. National release in France : January 31, 2023.

Meet a curious character who dreams of changing the world with ideas as grandiose as they are crazy for his time…Leonardo da Vinci!

France, 1516, the Renaissance is in full swing. Leonardo left his native Italy for France where he became “First painter, engineer and architect” to King Francis I. He settled in Amboise, at the Clos Lucé manor where he could give free rein to his imagination. In this film, the royal castle of Amboise and Clos Lucé bear witness to the meetings between Leonardo da Vinci, François I, Marguerite de Navarre and even Louise de Savoie!

Work in progress in the Saint Hubert chapel

Since january 2022, access to the interior of the chapel is suspended from time to time.

During these times, HistoPad tablets will allow you to discover and explore the building using augmented reality technology.

These tablets, included in the entrance ticket to the castle, are given to you on your arrival.

Reopening scheduled for Spring 2024.