In May 1518, on the occasion of the marriage of Madeleine de la Tour d'Auvergne and Laurent II de Medici, King François I, who was staying in Amboise, ordered Leonardo da Vinci to carry out a mock war with the taking of a castle to celebrate the victory of Marignan. As part of the 500th anniversary of this prestigious victory, the Château du Clos Luc and the town of Romorantin will present to the public this summer a unique historical reconstruction, Marignan 1515/2015, as Leonardo da Vinci had imagined it for the King.
The Château du Clos Lucé, located in Amboise, is the home where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life at the invitation of François I, who named him “the King's first painter, engineer and architect”. Leonardo da Vinci brings from Rome three of his major works: the Mona Lisa, the Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist, and all of her notebooks and sketches. He works on numerous projects for the King of France, including the celebration of the victory of Marigan.
This summer, the Château du Clos Lucé and the town of Romorantin will revive this great battle, as it had been staged by the great Leonardo da Vinci, on the basis of work carried out by a scientific committee and with the participation of many volunteers and professionals passionate about history. On the sidelines of this event, many activities will take place at the Château du Clos Lucé and in the town of Romorantin: parades, dinner dance, Renaissance market ...
Marignan 1515/2015: great historical reconstruction, July 24 and 25 in Romorantin-Lanthenay and July 26 and 27 at Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise.