The Loire Valley: Part Deux

Brittany was the main question here, but Anne was a great lover of culture.  She also encouraged her husbands, she was twice married to two kings of France, take a wider view.  She was willing to unite her crown to that of France, but she wanted Italy, too.  The French Renaissance is very much her doing.  Her daughter also married the heir to the French throne, and it was King François Ier who brought Leonardo da Vinci to live beside him here in the Loire Valley.  In the mist you can see a brick manor.  That's where Leonardo lived his last years.



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