A spectacular summer of Sounds and Lights shows!

When summer arrives, let the show begin! As soon as night falls, monuments buzz with cheerful yet refined excitement: here and there people patiently wait for the first sound and light shows to appear, heralding the start of the evening.

Sounds, lights and fabulous evenings!

As the sun goes down, visitors are immersed in a welcoming sweet, dreamlike atmosphere. In the gardens at Villandry, for example, you will be delighted by the thousands of lit candles which create a magical view of the gardens, this is called “the nights of the thousand lights”. A great idea for a romantic outing! Another suggestion would be a charming musical (from Arcangelo Corelli, the Italian classic composer) or a stroll at night in the park at the château of Chenonceau.

Again, at the chateau in Chenonceau, in mid-July, the local wine growers of the AOC “touraine-chenonceaux” organise a wine tasting “under the stars”.

Château of Chenonceau

Château of Chenonceau

Nights of a thousand lights - Villandry

Nights of a thousand lights - Villandry

Standing on the terrace of the royal chateau in Amboise, Louise of Savoie, mother of the young François, is the queen of the night. “The Amboise prophecy” is a new show combining multimedia arrangements (by Damien Fontaine) and epic scenes, telling the story of the precious young François of Angoulême, future King François the 1st of France!

As for the thirtieth anniversary of the night show in Semblançay (scénoféérie de Semblançay), these passionate actors will act out the enchanted the history of Touraine through the centuries, before your very eyes. Watch the video below to see more of what happens backstage:

Lively nights

The city centre in Tours is a pleasant place for a stroll due to the many pubs, restaurants, shops and the summer “guinguette”.  As for at night, follow the illuminated walking tour in the city highlighting the main historical monuments. In addition, the projection show on the facade of the Arts museum is not to be missed.

Montresor, a charming and peaceful village near Loches, gets quite lively during the “solar nights”. It is a wonderful way to discover the beauty of the local chateau.

In 2019, experience the brand new night show at the chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, a surprise that will surpass your expectations!

Solar nights - Montrésor

Solar nights – Montrésor

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