Summer-Highlights in Loire Valley

  • The Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire, where the annual International Garden Festival is held

    The Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire, where the annual International Garden Festival is held - © E. Sanders

    The Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire, where the annual International Garden Festival is held

    The Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire, where the annual International Garden Festival is held - © E. Sanders

  • Chambord

    Chambord - © Dorian Mongel-unsplash

    Chambord

    Chambord - © Dorian Mongel-unsplash

  • Chateau d’Amboise and its gardens, in the Loire Valley

    Chateau d’Amboise and its gardens, in the Loire Valley - © Léonard de Serres

    Chateau d’Amboise and its gardens, in the Loire Valley

    Chateau d’Amboise and its gardens, in the Loire Valley - © Léonard de Serres

  • The first stone of the Chateau de Chambord was laid in 1519.

    The first stone of the Chateau de Chambord was laid in 1519. - © Ludovic Lelot

    The first stone of the Chateau de Chambord was laid in 1519.

    The first stone of the Chateau de Chambord was laid in 1519. - © Ludovic Lelot

Summer-Highlights in Loire Valley Tours fr

The year 2019 is rich in events celebrating the 500 Anniversary of Renaissance in Loire Valley with exhibitions, shows, and tours. The cradle of art and architecture during the French Renaissance, the region was the setting of numerous innovations and discoveries.


The region’s castles and other monuments are taking visitors back to the very heart of this period of cultural and artistic renewal. Here the events you can’t afford to miss:


Viva da Vinci 2019! 500 years of Renaissance(s) in the Centre-Val de Loire (events and exhibitions throughout the year) 

1519, Death of Leonardo da Vinci: building a legend exhibition at the Château d’Amboise, Centre-Val de Loire 

Chambord 1519-2019: Utopia at Work exhibition at the Château de Chambord, Centre-Val de Loire 

Tapestry of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci for Francis I, a masterpiece in silk and silver at the Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise, Centre-Val de Loire

International Garden Festival of Chaumont-sur-Loire

Enjoy sound and light shows at the Loire Valley chateaux

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

In the gardens at Villandry, 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! 

“The Amboise prophecy” is a new show combining multimedia arrangements and epic scenes, telling the story of the young François of Angoulême, future King François the 1st of France!

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.

Montrésor, 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.

 The brand new night show at the chateau of Azay-le-Rideau

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