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Leonardo da Vinci the engineer - Clos Lucé

An exhibition of 50 models made according to the designs of Leonardo da Vinci (Elie Azoulay collection). Inspired by his reading and by research carried out by Sienese engineers and a scientific tradition dating back to the Middle Ages and Antiquity, Leonardo succeeded in creating powerful and innovative inventions. The 50 models created following his designs demonstrate Leonardo’s different skills as an engineer. Copyright Artéclick

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Châteaux Highlights

©J.Percher/Centre Val de Loire - Royal Fortress of Chinon


The Royal Fortress of Chinon is situated in the Centre Val de Loire region, overlooking the town. The fortress was built by the Count of Blois, Thibaut I, and is a reminder of a time when the...

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Rendez-vous in the Loire Valley

T. Martrou - CRT Centre-Val de Loire

Gastronomy, wines and vineyards

The French way of life

From Sancerre to the wines of Nantes, to the wines of Touraine and Anjou, the vineyards of the Loire Valley are rich in wines of exception that are acclaimed for...

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