Life at the royal château royal is not just its historical past. The monument is constantly undergoing changes, fed by the passions of people in charge of its upkeep and of those who welcome visitors from the world over.
« Top stories » is a live performance of how the season’s cultural events are put into place and then brought alive. It is also the place to discover all the secrets from behind the scenes: on-going construction work, the different crafts needed to ensure this honourable house runs smoothly.
The 5th centenary of Leonardo da Vinci’s arrival in Amboise… To celebrate, the royal château of Amboise is launching a mobile app that is as educational as it is fun, available on Appstore and Googleplay.
Published on Wednesday, September 07, 2016, 14:34
Enter the Florentine master’s “Secret Garden”.
Take your photo and slot yourself into one of Leonardo’s famous portraits that the king acquired and exhibited at the château of Amboise in 1518; Capture the most beautiful views of the château and add a Leonardo-esque touch with the “Sfumato” effect and publish your shots on the Studio leonardissimo Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Studio-Leonardissimouk-1830121333891571/]
Inside “Leonardo’s suitcase”
Discover Leonardo’s exceptional destiny and the talents he showcased In Amboise for the glory of the king of France: his Curriculum Vitae addressed to Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan in 1482; Leonardo da Vinci’s artistic map to Amboise; Follow the final four years of his life l(1516-1519) until his death in Amboise.
Go in search of “Leonardo’s tomb” Enter a forgotten time and take part in the 1863 archaeological dig led by Arsène Houssaye, Inspector general of Fine Arts.
“Make a date at the château”
Discover the season’s cultural events programme, largely dedicated to celebrations for the fifth centenary of Leonardo da Vinci’s time in Amboise (1516-1519)
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