Visiting France Part 3
I saw a lot of Chateau the first few days, and Chateau Royal d’Amboise was unexpected because Leonardo (the artist, not the TMNT) Divenci was buried there. The Chapel of Saint-Hubert on the Chateau grounds, it’s just a large stone slab in the private/small Chapel. It’s odd to find the famous Italian Renaissance man, Leonardo, buried outside of Italy.
Leo was world-renowned in his lifetime, and during his golden years, he was invited to come live in France by fanboy King François I of, wait for it, France. Leo was given his own Chateau, Clos Lucé, a 600m or .3 miles from the royal Chateau Royal d’Amboise.
When Leo moved to France, he brought three paintings with him, the most famous being the Mona Lisa, which Leo gave to the French King. This solves a question I never asked, why is the Mona Lisa in France.