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European Renaissance Music at the Château du Clos Lucé

For the 11th European Renaissance Music Festival, the Château du Clos Lucé has put together a programme of creative talent and surprises. Since 2005, this festival has paid homage to the famous Leonardo da Vinci as a talented musician. 23 September: Doulce Mémoire (original piece) - 24 September: Vedado Ensemble & Latana Phoung (Renaissance music, instruments from the period) - 25 September: Quatuor Van Kuijk (supported by BBC Radio, London) - Kuijk Ensemble – Agence Claire Laballery © Adrien Vecchioni

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From the Clos Lucé to the Louvre, the three masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci

This exhibition aims to highlight and celebrate the 500th anniversary of a decisive event in the life of Leonardo da Vinci: 1516 was the year in which this artist and genius left Rome and settled at the Clos Lucé in Amboise. This exhibition examines the construction of the myth of his three most famous paintings (The Virgin and Child with St Anne, St John the Baptist, and Mona Lisa) over five centuries, exploring their development in Italy and following their journey from Amboise to Paris.

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Evening events at the Clos Lucé

The Château du Clos Lucé organises cultural events relating to Leonardo da Vinci. Two superb evening events are planned which pay tribute to the artist’s love of celebration. “Being Leonardo da Vinci, an impossible interview” is an original piece created by and featuring Massimiliano Finazzer Flory. In this interview-cum-play, Leonardo da Vinci, played by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, looks back at his life, ambitions and passions and attempts to answer questions raised by our modern era. 26 August at 9.30pm. Evening events at the Clos Lucé © Giovanni Gastel

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European Renaissance Music Festival at the Château du Clos Lucé

11th annual event - Since 2005, the château has paid homage to the famous Leonardo da Vinci as a talented musician, welcoming some of the world’s most famous ensembles to its European Renaissance Music Festival. Following on from Jordi Savall’s superb performances last year to celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary, this year’s event will welcome young talents as well as famous experienced musicians renowned for their great expertise as part of its continual quest to revive traditional music. Detailed programme to be announced.© Léonard de Serres

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500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s residence at the Château du Clos Lucé

From 2016 to 2019, the Château du Clos Lucé will celebrate Leonardo da Vinci’s years of residence (1516-1519) at the Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise. 2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the artist’s arrival at what would be his final home. Ever since it opened, the Château du Clos Lucé has been wholly dedicated to the years Leonardo da Vinci spent here in Amboise. From 2016 to 2019, the Clos Lucé will continue with this focus, deepening its exploration of the life and work of its famous resident with a series of guided tours, workshops, exhibitions and lectures.

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The final abode of Leonardo da Vinci, the Château of Clos Lucé is situated just 500 meters from the Royal Château at the heart of the Loire Valley in Amboise. Both the park and the château are devoted to rebuilding the universe of Leonardo da Vinci and bringing it to life!

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Visit of the château

It was on an invitation from François I that Leonardo da Vinci left Italy and came to live at the Château of Clos Lucé where he spent the last three years of his life.

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