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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(...)

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.

Fête de la citrouille et de la vigne - Château du Rivau

La fête de la citrouille et de la vigne

14/09/2014 - LEMERE

Do you need to take a break? Come and let it all go at the Rivau castle, let yourself be transformed by this magical place. Musical games with pumpkins, pumpkins carved into balls, gardening lessons, wine tasting, storytelling... With or without children, step back into the carefree day(...)


Jardins de Villandry

From 6.50 €

Les Journées du Potager

from 27/09/2014 to 28/09/2014 - VILLANDRY

No pumpkins will be transformed into coaches here, but you might glean some much more useful advice, such as how to switch over to organic gardening. While parents discuss with the gardeners who are hosting the tour, children can play on a giant vegetable attraction.

Sonates d’Automne 2013

Les Sonates d'Automne

from 10/10/2014 to 18/10/2014 - BEAULIEU-LES-LOCHES

The sounds of a Mozart sonata echo through the Angevin arches of the Saint-Laurent church in Beaulieu-lès-Loches. Here, as in the Charles VII room at the Logis Royal, the architectural setting and chamber music are in harmony for an effect that bathes the audience in music. A week of p(...)

Confluences Festival jeune public en chinonais

Confluences, Festival jeune public

from 21/10/2014 to 26/10/2014 - AVOINE

Marionette theatre, storytelling, performances, circus, concerts, films... a world where children are the stars.

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