The European Renaissance Music Festival, an event featuring internationally renowned musical artists, is scheduled to take place this year at the end of September in Amboise in France's beautiful Loire Valley.
(TRAVPR.COM) UK - September 7th, 2012 - The festival, which is in its seventh year of operation, specialises in the live performance of music from the 15th and 16th centuries, which was the height of the Renaissance period. Taking place at Clos Lucé in the beautiful environs of the Loire Valley, the event will provide visitors with a chance to enjoy the rich tapestry of Renaissance music, which incorporates not only traditional Italian influences, but also French, English and Flemish ones as well.
The Renaissance Music Festival lasts for three full days each September, giving visitors plenty of opportunity to soak in gorgeous melodies and harmonies. In addition, the festival serves as an annual tribute to the accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci who, during his own lifetime, was a true ‘Renaissance Man’, talented in music as well as art and invention.
Hosting the event for the seven years of its existence has been the Château de Clos Lucé, which is an ideal venue, because of its logical connection with Leonardo da Vinci himself. The Château de Clos Lucé was built in the mid-fifteenth century and was acquired by King Charles VIII of France near the end of the century. By 1516, Francis I was inviting Leonardo da Vinci to the town of Amboise, where the château is situated. Da Vinci stayed in the château as a royal guest, remaining there until his death in 1519.
Clos Lucé is connected to the Château d'Amboise, another royal residence, by means of an underground passageway. Above ground, the two are only 500 metres apart. Renaissance music lovers intrigued by the concept of the festival are invited to visit the official website of the Château d'Amboise at www.chateau-amboise.com. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.vinci-closluce.getaticket.com/Information.aspx.
Quality Villas France offers a large collection of villas, houses and Chateaux in the Loire Valley for anyone wishing to attend the Renaissance Music Festival. See their website at www.QualityVillas.com.