Le Clos Lucé - Amboise, France
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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gatinaise
N 47° 24.491 E 000° 59.448
31T E 348419 N 5252482
Quick Description: Pigeonnier du XV° au château Clos Lucé, résidence où a vécu Léonard de Vinci / Dovecote of the XV° in the castle Clos Lucé, residence where lived Leonardo da Vinci
Location: Pays de la Loire, France
Date Posted: 7/25/2017 2:06:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMW8RF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Chickilim
Views: 44

Long Description:
Ce pigeonnier est unique en Touraine : de forme carrée à l'extérieur, il est octogonal à l'intérieur et compte 1000 "boulins".

"L’esprit de Léonard de Vinci souffle sur le Château du Clos Lucé, se mêlant à la mémoire de tous les hôtes célèbres qui ont fait les riches heures de la demeure.

QUAND LE MANOIR DU CLOUX ÉTAIT LA PROPRIÉTÉ D’UN MARMITON ANOBLI…
L’épopée de cette demeure de briques roses et de pierres de tuffeau, bâtie sur des fondations gallo-romaines, commence sous le règne de Louis XI, en 1471. C’est Etienne-le-Loup, ancien marmiton du roi devenu son conseiller, qui devient le propriétaire du Manoir du Cloux. Le domaine était alors entouré de tout un système de défense, dont subsiste aujourd’hui la tour carrée, de vignes et de jardins dans lequel on peut toujours voir un pigeonnier en brique, qui pouvait abriter 1 000 pigeons." (visit link)

(EN) This dovecote is unique in Touraine: it is square on the outside, it is octagonal inside and counts 1000 "boulins".

"The spirit of Leonardo da Vinci blows on the Castle of Clos Lucé, mingling with the memory of all the famous guests who made the rich hours of the home.

WHEN MANOIR DU CLOUX WAS THE PROPERTY OF AN ENNOBLED ...
The epic of this mansion of pink bricks and tufa stones, built on Gallo-Roman foundations, began in the reign of Louis XI in 1471. It is Etienne-le-Loup, former scullion of the king who became his advisor , Who became the owner of Manoir du Cloux. The domain was then surrounded by a whole system of defense, of which today stands square tower, vineyards and gardens in which one can still see a brick pigeon house, which could house 1000 pigeons." (visit link)
(If known) Approximately how many pigeonholes in the dovecote?: 1000

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