At the court of King François I, Renaissance Amboise Festival
A la Cour du Roy François, Renaissance Amboise
The Prophecy of Amboise, historical evening shows
La Prophétie d'Amboise, le spectacle nocturne
01.07-26.08.2017 each Wednesday and Saturday; some Tuesdays and Fridays
(please check the precise dates at: http://www.renaissance-amboise.com)
Amboise (Loire region)
The magnificent royal Castle of Amboise is situated on a spur above the River Loire, in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. This emblematic monument and its landscaped gardens offer one of the most remarkable panoramas of the Loire valley, and are registered as a World Heritage site by Unesco. Each visit has its own special way of looking at this exceptional site of French history: its political and artistic importance within Europe in the Renaissance; intimate moments in the sovereigns' lives, daily life in Court and behind the scenes.
The Castle of Amboise hosts each year a series of spectacles dedicated to the French Renaissance period. The Royal festivities “At the court of King François I” offer a unique experience of the Renaissance period, through old games, chess, calligraphy demonstration, fencing workshops and demonstrations, falconry display, Renaissance dances and other activities.
The Prophecy of Amboise, is a new historical nocturne show, created in 2016 in collaboration with the composer/scenographer Damien Fontaine. This unique historical recreation combines the epic scenes represented by over 250 participants in historical costumes and an impressive sound, light and multimedia show, drawing the audience in an unprecedented multisensorial arena.
From the beginning of the 21st century, the spectators travel back in time to the court of Charles VIII, full of splendour and intrigue. In the shadows, a woman, Louise de Savoie, is secretly watching out for the formidable destiny of her son, foretold by a mysterious hermit: the accession of François I is at hand!
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Association Animation Renaissance Amboise (ARA)
9, montée Abd El Kader, 37400 Amboise
Tel.: +33 247571447
Fax: +33 247577038
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Animation-Renaissance-Amboise/202932863081674
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
F-37 403 Amboise Cedex
Tel.: +33 247570098
Fax: +33 247575223
Reportage about the Festival of 2012:
The Prophecy of Amboise 2016 Trailers: