Florence Monteiro, President of the Renaissance Amboise Association

Florence Monteiro, President of the Renaissance Amboise Association Florence Monteiro, President of the Renaissance Amboise Association
Your first memory

In 1992, promoting Touraine in a Renaissance costume for a week in Italy, with all the volunteer actors from the troupe. Performing excerpts of our piece in Milan, Florence and Rome, what a memory!

Name a place

The village of Chédigny, along the Indre valley, with its main street lined with roses.

Name a person you have met

Christiane Mason, the owner of la Maison BIGOT in Amboise, and founder of the "Animation Renaissance Amboise" Association. Her enthusiasm for making this castle come alive with characters in costume was passed on to me and got me interested in running this association which is still very important to her.

Tell us about an unforgettable moment

Allow me to toot my own horn! An evening at "La cour du Roy" in the prestigious setting of the royal Amboise castle, where you can spend 90 minutes reliving the Renaissance world of splendour with King Francis I, his friend Leonardo da Vinci and the entire French court.

A pleasant surprise

Being asked today to talk about Amboise and Touraine, where I was born. A department that has many surprises in store for you! Come and discover them without delay.

Name a savour

Delicious Touraine rillettes on a slice of country bread, along with a glass of Touraine Amboise wine, from the "François 1er" vintage.  

A photo opportunity

The Loire, this extraordinary wild river, photographed from the top of the Tour des Minimes at the royal Amboise castle.

"A la cour du Roy François" performance

Each summer, from end-June through early September, the actors of the Renaissance Amboise Association invite you to enjoy their grand historical piece. Performed in the very heart of the royal Amboise castle at twilight, "A la cour du Roy François" will take you back in time to the world of Renaissance splendour along with King Francis I, Claude de France, Leonardo da Vinci and some 150 extras! Our performances are held each Wednesday and Saturday during the month of August. Book your trip through History without delay!     

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Association Renaissance Amboise

9 Rampe du Château, in Amboise

Phone: 02 47 57 14 47

www.renaissance-amboise.com

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