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Tours sur Loire

Tours sur Loire

from 17/05/2014 to 14/09/2014 - TOURS

A summer in Tours wouldn't be complete without a guinguette café. Come alone or with your family to hit the dance floor, play chess, enjoy a relaxing read, have a drink with friends, go for a boat ride, or enjoy a film or concert or simply let yourself be surprised.

Demeure de Ronsard

Renaissance d'un jardin

from 14/06/2014 to 21/09/2014 - LA RICHE

Honour to whom honour is due, the "Pierre de Ronsard" is prominently displayed, but you will also find "New dawn", "Pink cloud", "Crocus rose", "Ballerina" and "Neige d'avril" varieties. At the Saint-Cosme priory gardens or wit(...)

Grand spectacle nocturne : A la Cour du Roy

From 14 €

A la Cour du Roy - Grand spectacle nocturne au Château Royal d'Amboise

from 25/06/2014 to 30/08/2014 - AMBOISE

Leonardo da Vinci presents a new project to the King. Triboulet, the court jester, makes fun of everyone and everything. Pavane, branle and gaillarde dances are elegantly performed by guests in splendid dress. The villagers celebrate and partners prance.

Nocturnes au château de Chenonceau

Les jardins illuminés

from 01/07/2014 to 31/08/2014 - CHENONCEAUX

It's a lucid dream. Diane de Poitiers welcomes you to her sumptuous, illuminated, newly established garden. The exuberance of the white rosebushes accentuates the simplicity of the path layout. The flowerbeds come alive with a water fountain that echoes the castle bathed in light.

Les nuits solaires

Les Nuits Solaires

from 01/07/2014 to 31/08/2014 - MONTRESOR

Parcours lumière sonorisé sur les rives de l’Indrois, pour découvrir Montrésor et son château sous une autre nuit...

forêt des livres

La Forêt des Livres

31/08/2014 - CHANCEAUX-PRES-LOCHES

Under the plane tree canopy, authors, celebrities and visitors interact with ease. This cultural celebration in the heart of the forest village of Chanceaux-près-Loches is characterised by signatures, exchanges, exhibitions and conferences. A charming preview of the literary season. (...)

Vignes, Vins et Randos

From 8 €

Vignes, Vins et Randos en Val de Loire

from 06/09/2014 to 07/09/2014 - TOURS

The grapes are nearly ripe. A visit through the Loire Valley vineyards just before the harvest is a great way to discover what the next vintage will be like. Between the gourmet snacks, gathering clues along the way for the scavenger hunt, and …


Grande Braderie de Tours

Grande braderie

07/09/2014 - TOURS

That old model kit has been collecting dust on a shelf, the bread machine was banished to the cellar after only two uses, your children haven't used the bicycle with training wheels for over ten years... the "grande braderie" is an opportunity to clear out the junk ...

festival de jazz en Touraine

From 25 €

Festival Jazz en Touraine

from 11/09/2014 to 21/09/2014 - MONTLOUIS-SUR-LOIRE

The spirit of jazz permeates the ten days of this festival: welcoming, sparkling, sensual, joyful, gentle, lively... the spirit remains in Montlouis between two events, in the sculpted images of artists who have enchanted the audience: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Didier Lockwood, etc.


Les Folies Foraines

Les Autos Enjouées

from 13/09/2014 to 14/09/2014 - JOUE-LES-TOURS

Music, circus, dancing, fireworks, theatre, magic, gigantic machines... It's funny, wild, creative, off-beat: a genuine festival! For two days, the performances of nearly sixty street art troupes become the focal point of life in the Joué-lès-Tours village centre.

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