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    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 : MARIGNAN 1515 / 2015

    26 and 27 July 2015

    1515 is a symbolic date that is part of France’s collective memory Marignano 1515-2015: commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the France’s famous victory, which marked the beginning of the Francis I era.

    As part of the celebrations of the Year of Francis I, the Château du Clos Lucé, municipality of Romorantin and CESR (Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance)  have joined forces to create a brand new spectacle commemorating the Battle of Marignano, to be performed for the very first time.
    Created from contemporary written records and research carried out by a scientific committee, this historical event recreates the celebration organised in Amboise by Leonardo da Vinci at the request of Francis I.
    The event has a European dimension with the participation of battle-re-enactment groups from several countries, with more than 300 costumed and armed performers in all.

    Marignan 1515-2015 is to be performed on four occasions:
    In Romorantin-Lanthenay on 24 and 25 July
    at the Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise on 26 and 27 July
    at 6.30pm

    To mark the occasion, for two days the municipality of Amboise, Château du Clos Lucé and Château Royal d’Amboise are organising a programme of events.



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