The final residence of Leonardo da Vinci

In 1516, Francis 1 invited Leonardo da Vinci to Amboise, upon the recommendations of his sister, Marguerite de Navarre: ""Here, you will be free to dream, think and work". The King of France welcomed the Italian genius who travelled across the Alps on the back of a mule, taking with him three of his best works: the Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and John the Baptist, which he completed here at the Château du Clos-Lucé in Amboise. 

  • Indre et Loire - Amboise
  • Renaissance
  • 800 hours of work

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