500th anniversary of the renaissance in Loire Valley
1519-2019 – The Renaissance celebration heritage in Loire Valley
In 2019, Loire Valley will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance. The year 1519 marked the beginning of the Renaissance period with the death of Leonardo Da Vinci in Amboise, the start of Chambord Chateau construction and the birth of Catherine de Medecis.
Thereby Loire Valley is considered like the birthplace of the French Renaissance.
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance, expositions, visits and events will be organized in Loire Valley. Visitors will be taking back to the heart of this period through many themes such as heritage, gastronomy, music, gardens, architecture, literature and science.