Château du Clos Lucé

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Friends of Leonardo da Vinci Association


L’Association des Amis de Léonard de Vinci (The Friends of Leonardo da Vinci Association) has the objective of improving knowledge of the work of Leonardo da Vinci and its understanding, and to maintain his memory in a spirit of universal enlightenment.

The aim of the Association is that, as he settled in France, people should have a better knowledge of his works that are of inestimable value to universal culture.

The headquarters of the Association is at Amboise in Touraine, listed as a World Heritage site, one of the outstanding places of culture and history.

It was here that Francis I, wanting to bring the light and freedom of the Renaissance of his kingdom, asked Leonardo da Vinci to come close to him and offered him the Château de Cloux, today the Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, as a residence.

The mission of the Association is aimed at arranging and implementing cultural and scientific programmes, seeking to promote the person and the multi-disciplinary works of Leonardo da Vinci and the civilising phenomenon of the Renaissance, particularly using modern techniques of investigation, expression and interpretation.

This project includes, among other things, historical research, museum presentations, exhibitions, concerts, theatrical productions, audiovisual programmes, printed works, international meetings, lectures, conferences, seminars and cultural trips.

The Association has worked unceasingly since its founding to increase the influence of Leonardo da Vinci. It was set up to welcome all those who agree with the objective and give them the benefit of:
- priority access to the Château du Clos Lucé - Parc Leonardo da Vinci,
- regular information on the life of the estate and the proposed cultural activities,
- visits, lectures and trips on subjects which are directly or indirectly related to the Association’s object.

Those in charge of the Association encourage you to join, and wish to thank members for their support and their loyalty.

Choose the projects that you want to support

Make a donation and enjoy tax benefits:
- If you are a tax-payer, you can enjoy a income tax reduction equal to 66% of the amount of your donation, up to 20% of the total taxable income
- If you are liable for the Impôt de Solidarité sur la Fortune (Wealth tax), you can deduct from your ISF 75% of the amount of your donation up to €50 000

You will quickly receive a tax receipt to attach to your tax return.

Membership requests, renewals and subscriptions should be addressed to:
Association des Amis de Léonard de Vinci
2 rue du Clos Lucé
37 400 Amboise

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