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    Imagine France, the fantastic voyage

    24 april - 11 may
    Atout France (the French tourism development agency) in partnership with the Institut Français has given carte blanche to Maia Flore, a young artist and photographer from the VU agency. She has a novel, poetic, and offbeat take on 25 key French attractions.
    Châteaux and monuments are thus shown in an out-of-the-ordinary way. Imagine France, from New York to Beijing, has been exhibited in several countries and continues its international journey until 2016.

    Leonardo da Vinci Price

    18 june5th editionCreated by the Château du Clos Lucé and the Henokiens Association, that groups together 40 large companies, representing seven countries, the Prix Léonard de Vinci rewards a family company for its exceptional ability to transmit core cultural values and know-how to future generations, that constitutes an intangible and living heritage, a vital gauge of success and perennity. The previous editions recognised Salvatore Ferra ...

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  • EVENT : 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 ...

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    24 April - 11 May 2015

    Le Fantastique voyage

    Every year, thousands of visitors from abroad travel to experience the monuments, museums and festivals that make up France’s cultural offering. The country’s incredible richness and diversity is one of the main reasons why people come to France.
    The close interaction that exists between the tourism and cultural sectors is today universally recognised, with each benefiting from the other, particularly in terms of visitor appeal.
    In this context, to secure visitor loyalty while winning over new clienteles, it is essential that the image of this heritage is continually renewed.
    This is why Atout France and the Institut Français are now working together to offer a new, artistic and off-beat vision of France’s châteaux, museums and monuments.
    Calling on the talents of photographic artist Maia Flore, they have put together the exhibition Imagine France, which takes a fresh look at the country’s attractions and cultural events. This travelling exhibition is touring the world for three years, starting in 2014 with its first dates in Italy, followed by the USA.

    To create this series of photographs, Maia Flore travelled all over France between July and September 2013, visiting 25 cultural sites from which she drew inspiration for their portrayal. Her approach was to create a figure to appropriate each location in order to bring it to life and represent it from an unusual viewpoint. At times an integral part of the scene and at others a spectator, this recurring figure enlivens each heritage site featured, casting it in a new light.
    Imagine France is therefore a completely new experience that immerses the international spectator in a world that may sometimes be familiar to them but which the artist’s talent always presents in a surprising way.It is an invitation for visitors to come and experience France’s tremendously rich heritage for themselves.

    The exhibition is presented from April 24th to May 11th at Château du Clos Lucé.



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