Amboise Castle – France

Amboise Castle – Loire Valley – France We visit the Royal Castle of Amboise: The Royal Castle of Amboise (Château Royal d’Amboise) is located on top of a hill, overlooking the Loire and the medieval city, and has imposing walls. The Hundred Years War made the kings of France decide to move the court from the banks of the Seine to those of the Loire, settling in Amboise half an hour from Tours. Then its old fortress, perched on the …

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Louis XIII Style – Architecture & Painting

Louis XIII Style – Architecture & Painting Table of Contents Porcelain Buildings and Architecture Furniture The Louis XIII style or was a fashion in French art and architecture, especially affecting the visual and decorative arts. The distinction of him as a period in the history of French art has much to do with the regency under which Louis XIII began his reign (1610-1643). His mother and his regent, Maria de Medici, imported Mannerism from Italy, where she was born. The influence of Italian art was strongly felt for several …

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The History of the Architects of the Castle of Chenonceau

Who were the architects of the Château de Chenonceau? Philibert de l’Orme, Jean Bullant, Félix Roguet, Jean-Baptiste Gustave Deloye, Pacello da Mercoliano You can know the history of a building through the works of its builders. This is the History of the architects of the Castle of Chenonceau. The castle we know today was built on the demolition of an old fortress and a fortified mill owned by the Marques family. From that time only the tribute tower that was …

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Talleyrand’s Gourmet Food

Talleyrand’s Gourmet Food – Carême Recipes Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, was an exquisite connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate. Bouchet, famous chef has ran his kitchen at the time. Antonin Carême, one of the essential names in the history of Gastronomy, was never a permanent employee of Talleyrand, but considered the prince as the best of his hosts and the most knowledgeable gastronomic of all those he dealt with. On his side, Tayllerand recommended Carême as his …

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