The Loire Valley celebrates 500 years of Renaissance in 2019
A regional event with a European influence
The Centre-Val de Loire region is about to glorify "500 years of Renaissance" with an event that is at once cultural, artistic, scientific and historical. 2019 was not chosen by chance. Indeed, 1519 symbolizes both the beginning of the construction of the Château de Chambord, the death of the eminent Leonardo Da Vinci in Amboise, and the birth of the eminent Catherine de Médicis.
The Renaissance movement first spread to the Loire Valley from Italian Tuscany, thanks to the influence of Francis I. This philosophical and literary prosperity reached its peak in the 16th century, had a profound impact on Western societies, and continues to influence humanity today, through a rich and diversified heritage. History buff, passionate about painting or simply in love with the region, this is the opportunity for you to book a hotel in Blois to host the event, or its surroundings. Our Hôtel Relais des Trois Châteaux is located 2 hours by car from Paris, 20 minutes from Blois and about 1 hour from Orléans.
Stéphane Bern, natural ambassador of the event
Who else than Stéphane Bern, the famous presenter of the show "Secrets d'Histoire" could be appointed ambassador for an event as symbolic as the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance? To commemorate the death of Leonardo Da Vinci in his residence in Amboise le Clos Lucé), an architecture competition, shows and scientific meetings will be organized. The inhabitants and tourists passing through will be able to enjoy these many festivities around the Loire. The organizers intend to organize the various events around the river that runs through this magnificent region.
A Franco-Italian international summit is also planned to mark the fifth centenary of the Renaissance and to celebrate the friendship between the two countries, whose cultural bridges are countless. The Relais des Trois Châteaux hotel offers 36 rooms in a relaxing and authentic setting, close to the châteaux of Chambord and Blois. Families and groups are welcome.