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  • ÉVÉNEMENT : CHRISTMAS FAIRY

    December 15 to january 20

    Discover the magic of Christmas at the Château du Clos Lucé

    On the occasion of Christmas and New year in an enchanting setting, the Château du Clos Lucé is adorned with sumptuous decor. From Leonardo da Vinci’s Kitchen to the great hall, the evocation of Christmas Past line the trail.

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  • EXHIBITION : LEONARDO DA VINCI AND FRANCE

    A treasure. It is indeed a precious treasure that the Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise is exhibiting in honour of its most illustrious resident, Leonardo da Vinci, who imagined projects for the king and lived there for the last three years of his life. The exhibition presents the result of the studies, work and research that da Vinci carried out during his Milanese period from 1507 to 1513 and his French period, 1516 to 1519. The special connection that da Vinci had with France, supported by three kings, Charles VIII, Louis XII and Francis I - and Louise de Savoie -  was one of the reasons that the Renaissance period came to the Loire Valley.

    Realized by the Château du Clos Lucé, the exhibition is supervised by Professor Carlo Pedretti, world specialist on Leonardo da Vinci.
    There will be around one hundred facsimiles exhibited in the museum hall at Le Clos Lucé, as well as twenty collectors’ works. Other major works, some of which are of exceptional size, produced during the height of the Romantic movement, will help provide an insight into the Tuscan Master during his French period.
    The event will enable the viewer to trace the many projects created or imagined by the Master through its richly-illustrated display.

    "Leonardo da Vinci and France"

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  • ÉVÉNEMENT : YEAR ANNE OF BRITTANY

    The Chateau du Clos Lucé celebrates Anne of Brittany

    SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2014

    2.30pm, TALK: "MUSIC AT THE COURT OF ANNE OF BRITTANY"
    With Denis Raisin Dadre, Artistic Director of Doulce Mémoire

    3.30pm, CONCERT: "MUSIC FOR THE CHAMBER OF ANNE OF BRITTANY" Doulce Mémoire Ensemble Through the concerts and performances it gives, Doulce Mémoire invites the audience to discover the music likely to have entertained the internationally renowned leading lights of the Renaissance such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rabelais and Francis I, some of whom have left an indelible impression on the Loire Valley and its famous Renaissance châteaux. The concert programme focuses on a form required to be played at Court, the chanson rustique, a polyphonic rendering of melodies of popular origin. Doulce Mémoire will be playing chansons by Févin, Agricola, Josquin Desprez and Compere Gascogne.

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    Anne of Brittany (1477-1514): History and biography

    Anne of Brittany was born in Nantes on 25 January 1477. Daughter of Francis II Duke of Brittany and Marguerite of Foix, she grew up in Nantes at the Château des ducs de Bretagne. Anne inherited the Breton emblems: the ermine and the cordelière, or decorative cord, tied in a figure of eight. She also used the letter A surmounted by the motto Non Mudera (I shall not change). She was educated in letters and the arts by Françoise de Dinan. Her maîtr ...

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