Key events in Touraine, Loire Valley

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Noël au fil des siècles. Château d’Amboise

From 10.90 €

Noël au fil des siècles

from 28/11/2015 to 10/01/2016 - AMBOISE

« Christmas, Christmas! ». The princes’ shouts of joy are still to be heard in the Royal House. Nativity celebrations however have greatly changed over the centuries. The visitor will thus discover the origin of these traditions, from the Renaissance, and the 18th and 19th centuries(...)

Noël à Chenonceau

From 12.50 €

Christmas at Chenonceau

from 06/12/2015 to 03/01/2016 - CHENONCEAUX

The floral workshop at the castle gives traditions a new twist with many surprises... White, gold, red and green. Visitors will enjoy exploring the work of the florists and their new creations that will delight both young and old.


From 6.50 €

Kitchengarden days

from 06/02/2016 to 13/11/2016 - 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.

Tours sur Loire

Tours sur Loire and Tours beach

from 22/05/2016 to 27/09/2016 - 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.

Festival des roses de Chédigny

Roses Festival

from 28/05/2016 to 29/05/2016 - CHEDIGNY

Two days strolling in a garden village. Meet professional nurserymen and rose specialists and experience exhibitions, painters and craftsmen.



from 28/05/2016 to 29/05/2016 - TOURS

A hundred wine growers from the four corners of Touraine leave the hillsides of both banks of the Loire to converge under the tree canopy on boulevard Béranger, in the heart of downtown Tours. Meetings, discussions, workshops and tasting flourish here.

Cheese and Gastronomy Fair

from 04/06/2016 to 05/06/2016 - SAINTE-MAURE-DE-TOURAINE

For two days, the Sainte-Maure cheese capital in Touraine turns into a gigantic French cheese platter. Producers, wholesalers, ripeners, and enthusiasts come together to celebrate cheese.


From 8 €

Aucard de Tours

from 07/06/2016 to 11/06/2016 - TOURS

Let the show begin! From the Chapit'auc to the Gloriette and Apérocks in local bars, with the sound on high and a touch of the wild, this combination of genres and generations has been a hit since 1986.

Fêtes musicales en Touraine

From 15 €

Fêtes musicales en Touraine

from 17/06/2016 to 28/06/2015 - PARCAY-MESLAY

"And in Meslay, under the 13th century wooden arches, the music sings in harmony with the wonderful architecture(...)" wrote Sviatoslav Richter. Known as "a giant of the piano", he is the instigator of this festival, which now includes the "Dernière escale de l(...)

Festival Avanti la Musica affiche 2013

From 10.90 €

Avanti la musica !

from 18/06/2016 to 16/07/2016 - AMBOISE

From the city hall, the joyous parade heralded by the flags of Italian regions heads up the banks of the Loire, passes by the Saint-Denis church, dawdles along rue Nationale and finishes inside the castle.

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