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The Chateaux of the Loire / Pathé cinéma (France).

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorPathé cinéma (France)
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©1993.
Description1 streaming video file (54 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Contents The Loire River (2:52) -- Stone and Wood in Construction Along the Loire (3:35) -- An Overview of the Chateaux (4:29) -- Chateau d'Amboise (6:16) -- Chateau de Blois (4:50) -- Chateau de Chenonceaux: Architecture and Historical Beginnings (3:38) -- Chateau de Chenonceaux and Catherine de Medici (8:49) -- Chateau de Chambord (7:15) -- Interior of Chambord (9:00)
Abstract From Amboise to Blois to Chenonceaux to Chambord, this tour of the chateaux of the Loire serves up a fascinating mix of political and architectural history, scandal, poetry, and local color. The program shows how French architecture made superb use of Italian Renaissance style while maintaining a distinctly French character. As well as examining the buildings themselves, the program offers an overview of the times in which these chateaux were being built, showing the role played by war and peace, famine and recovery, politics and jealousy in the lives of the chateaux and the people who built and inhabited them. In the process we see how Louis XII, Francois I, Henry II, Francois II, and Catherine de Medici and others left their marks on this valley. Also available in English.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 15, 2005.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 12 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageIn French.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Pathé cinéma (France), 1993
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number2673 Films Media Group

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