Renaissance Festival Amboise
The Prophecy of Amboise, historical evening shows
La Prophétie d'Amboise, le spectacle nocturne
07.07 - 31.08.2018 (on Wednesdays and Saturdays, except 14th July and 15th August)
(please check the precise dates at: http://www.renaissance-amboise.com)
Amboise (Loire region)
The completely new show created by Animation Renaissance Amboise transports the spectators into an innovative multi-sensorial arena of dazzling images, optical illusions and special effects that interact with over 250 performers on stage...
Geographical, cultural and historical context
The magnificent royal Castle of Amboise is situated on a spur above the River Loire, in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. This emblematic monument and its landscaped gardens offer one of the most remarkable panoramas of the Loire valley, and are registered as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Each visit has its own special way of looking at this exceptional site of French history: its political and artistic importance within Europe in the Renaissance; intimate moments in the sovereigns' lives, daily life in Court and behind the scenes.
Event description and programme
The Prophecy of Amboise, is a new historical nocturne show, created in 2016 in collaboration with the composer/scenographer Damien Fontaine. This unique historical recreation combines the epic scenes represented by over 250 participants in historical costumes and an impressive sound, light and multimedia show, drawing the audience in an unprecedented multisensorial arena.
From the 21st century, the spectators travel back in time to the court of Charles VIII, full of splendour and intrigue. In the shadows, a woman, Louise de Savoie, is secretly watching out for the formidable destiny of her son, foretold by a mysterious hermit: the accession of François I is at hand! Though centuries apart, "The Amboise Prophecy" alternates from one era (the 1900's) to another (that of Louise de Savoie), pushing back the known limits of light & sound spectaculars in a magical combination of multimedia arrangements and epic scenes.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Association Animation Renaissance Amboise (ARA)
Address: 9, montée Abd El Kader, 37400 Amboise, France
Tel.: +33 (0)2 47571447 | Fax: +33 (0)2 47577038
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AnimationRenaissanceAmboise/
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Address: BP 371, F-37403 Amboise Cedex, France
Tel.: +33 (0)2 47570098 | Fax: +33 (0)2 47575223
Amboise City Council / Ville d'Amboise
Address: B.P. 247, 37402 Amboise Cedex, France
Tel.: +33 (0)2 47234723 | Fax: +33 (0)2 47231980
Tourist Office Val d’Amboise
Address: Quai du Général de Gaulle, 41400 Amboise, France
Tel.: +33 (0)2 47570928 | Fax: +33 (0)2 47571435
Image: Association Animation Renaissance Amboise
Text sources: Association Animation Renaissance Amboise, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Amboise City Council, Wikipedia
Amboise and its castle on Google Maps:
Promos and video reportages of the event: