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More about the Secrets of the French Renaissance

More about the Secrets of the French Renaissance!

Alchemy

Alchemy is a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life.

During the Renaissance Alchemy was still practiced and you will discover its symbols in several castles such as Chambord, Clos-Luce, and Plessis-Bouré

Mythology

Mythology is a word usually used to characterized pre-Christian beliefs and religions. 
During the Renaissance, the ancient Mediterranean philosophies and civilizations have been rediscovered. They are hidden in plain sight in architecture and art.
You will discover these Greek and Roman heritage in several castles such as Chambord, Blois, and Chaumont, Blois, and Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Living

Traditions

Some traditions coming from the Renaissance are still alive today.

A very famous example are Guilds.

You will have the rare opportunity to be received in a guild of wine-makers called the "Confrerie de la chatepleure du Vouvray."

Symbolism

Symbolism has been a way to use symbolic images and presentations to express spiritual ideas, beliefs, and ancient philosophy. 
Architecture and art of the Renaissance contain a lot of symbols that can be deciphered to unveil their hidden message. Leonardo da Vinci, used several symbols in his work and you will have the opportunity to discover more about that during your travel.