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Thursday 24 April 2014

[French version only] Arbustes du bord de Loire

Fabrication de crayons type fusain

Animation La Ville-aux-Dames

Thursday 24 April 2014 at 10h00

Paws in plaster

Come and create plaster casts of animals of the Loire region.

Animation Jargeau

From Friday 25 April to Sunday 02 November 2014

International Garden Festival

23rd edition, on the theme “Gardens of the Deadly Sins”

Fest / Festival Chaumont-sur-Loire

From Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 April 2014

Boat festival

At Le Thoureil.

Fest / Festival Le Thoureil

From Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 April 2014

Treasure hunt

The ‘Cap Vert’ is a motorised Loire barge that once carried Cape Verde Island peanuts upriver. It seems that the various bargees who sailed on it left a treasure behind them. There are clues and a map hidden near the boat to help you find it. Will you manage to do so?

Animation Montjean-sur-Loire

From Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 April 2014

Venetian clothing

About a hundred outfits from the Venice carnival await in the park and the castle all day long, with a special night time visit.

Animation Cheverny

Saturday 26 April 2014 at 09h30

Arrival of the great migratory birds

After a long journey, the migratory birds which visit the Loire for the summer are back in their nesting sites. You’ll be able to watch the birds sporting their finest plumage…

Visit / Walk Jargeau

Saturday 26 April 2014 at 11h00

[French version only] Les noms des rues

Découvrir les noms des rues et plus précisémment les anciens noms et leurs significations.

Visit / Walk Azay-le-Rideau

Saturday 26 April 2014 at 14h30

[French version only] Le BricoLoire

Création de figurines de Loire

Animation Montlouis-sur-Loire

Saturday 26 April 2014 at 16h00

Handicraft workshops

The Loir-et-Cher handicraft association invites you to find out about their know-how. A rare insight into this art for the whole family.

Animation Blois

Sunday 27 April 2014

Loire boat festival

Arts & crafts, lunch, snack bar and fouées (traditional bread rolls); boat rides and music

Fest / Festival Le Thoureil

Sunday 27 April 2014

The saga of the Plantagenets

This new tour treats six year-olds plus and their parents to some tantalising historical titbits and bigger secrets about the Plantagenets: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henri II, Richard the Lionheart…

Visit / Walk Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

Sunday 27 April 2014

[French version only] Les 4 saisons du gastronome

Découverte de la gastronomie médiévale

Animation Sully-sur-Loire

Sunday 27 April 2014 at 15h00

Boat trip and visit to Notre-Dame de Rivière Church

The guide will acquaint you with Notre-Dame Church’s paintings and Romanesque architecture. Make the most of the beautiful landscapes as you return to Chinon by boat, with a quick detour via Saint-Louand.

Visit / Walk Chinon

Sunday 27 April 2014 at 15h00

Underneath the Abbey

Thematic tour of Fontevraud Abbey.

Visit / Walk Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

From Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 April 2014

[French version only] Séjour au marais

Animation pour les enfants sur trois jours pour découvrir le marais de Brain: pêche des petites bêtes, herbier, jeux,...

Animation Brain-sur-l'Authion

Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 14h00

Boat models

Construction of a toue cabanée fishing boat with a cabin.

Animation Jargeau

Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 14h30

Creating with nature

Come and learn about Land Art, and have a go at creating with nature.

Animation Cinais

From Wednesday 30 April to Sunday 25 May 2014

The World of Creation

Faithful to the tradition of transmission dear to Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance artists, through the work of the Masters of Art you will discover exceptional talents, fed by tradition and innovation.

Exhibition Amboise

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Tall tales of giants

Once in the winegrower’s house, the children are invited to listen to stories about giants – the extraordinary adventures of Gargantua and Pantagruel, of the giants’ strange births and amazing childhoods and education, and of giant-size battles. Such out-of the ordinary revelations are bound to make any listener thirsty, so children and parents alike are then treated to a round of La Devinière grape juice.

Animation Seuilly

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And still

From Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 April 2014

[French version only] Traces et Indices

Tu apprendras à reconnaitre les traces des habitants de bord de Loire. Tu pourras également t’initier aux techniques de moulage d’empreintes.

Animation Saint-Dyé-sur-Loire

From Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 April 2014

Horseriders’ Spring

Le Printemps des écuyers

Saumur’s Cadre Noir national riding school will present its famous reprises, and the riders of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna will present two equestrian tableaux.

Show Saumur

From Sunday 23 March to Sunday 27 April 2014

Babel Empire

Graphic and photographic work of Du Zhenjun.

Exhibition Chambord

From Monday 03 March to Wednesday 30 April 2014

A flood-free century?

A flood-free century?

Understanding how to prevent flood risks.

Exhibition Saint-Dyé-sur-Loire

From Saturday 01 March to Wednesday 30 April 2014

[French version only] ARSICAUD & FILS

Retrouvez une cinquantaine de photographies retraçant 50 ans de vie tourangelle. ainsi que le catalogue d'exposition, réalisé par les Archives départementales d'Indre-et-Loire.

Exhibition Tours

From Wednesday 23 to Wednesday 30 April 2014

[French version only] Noeuds de marinier

Les nœuds faisaient partie du quotidien des mariniers. Lors de la visite du musée, les enfants découvriront des matières à toucher et l’exercice délicat du nœud.

Animation Châteauneuf-sur-Loire

From Saturday 19 April to Friday 02 May 2014

At the heart of knighthood

For children, a basic introduction into the life of a knight: armour, bows and weapons, games of skill, etc.

Animation Meung-sur-Loire

From Tuesday 08 April to Saturday 03 May 2014

[French version only] Esprit de l’Eau

Photographie et musique de Catherine Ablon et Marie Dubois.

Exhibition Jargeau

From Saturday 19 April to Saturday 03 May 2014

[French version only] La magie des plantes

Le château d’Azay-le-Rideau accueille les ateliers "La magie des plantes" pendant les vacances de Pâques.

Animation Azay-le-Rideau

From Friday 18 April to Sunday 04 May 2014

A date with floral decorations

Floral decorations on the themes of Easter and lily of the valley

Animation Chenoneaux

From Sunday 20 April to Saturday 10 May 2014

Children at the Royal Court in the Renaissance

Among other things, younger visitors can measure the weight of a coat of mail, play the role of monarch, or try their hand at Renaissance games.

Animation Amboise

From Saturday 12 April to Sunday 11 May 2014

François Beaudoin, the man and his work

A temporary exhibition paying tribute to the greatest researcher on Loire rivercraft. The exhibition also provides information on his career and wide-ranging studies, which that led, among other things, to the building of the “Montjeannaise” and the “Scute de Savonnières”.

Exhibition Montjean-sur-Loire

From Tuesday 15 April to Sunday 11 May 2014

An introduction to fencing

Children dress up as knights, princes and princesses, and then set off with their families in discovery of Tom Thumb’s pathway.

Animation Léméré

From Tuesday 08 April to Sunday 18 May 2014

Visits focusing on Anne of Brittany

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Anne of Brittany, the Dukes of Brittany’s Château- Nantes History Museum will once again be housing the golden reliquary of the queen’s heart, on special loan from the Dobrée Museum.

Visit / Walk Nantes

From Saturday 22 February to Sunday 18 May 2014

[French version only] Du vin et des hommes

L’histoire de la vigne en Loir-et-Cher, d’hier, d’aujourd’hui et pour demain. Les vignerons sont mis à l’honneur en images avec douze portraits sensibles (inspirés d’œuvres d’art) réalisés par Ludovic Letot, qui collabore au magazine Loir&Cher info… et qui aime le vin !

Exhibition Blois

From Tuesday 08 April to Sunday 18 May 2014

Presentation of Anne of Brittany’s reliquary

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Anne of Brittany, the Dukes of Brittany’s Château- Nantes History Museum will once again be housing the golden reliquary of the queen’s heart, on special loan from the Dobrée Museum.

Exhibition Nantes

From Tuesday 15 April to Wednesday 28 May 2014

[French version only] Se vêtir comme au Moyen Age

Essayage de costumes reconstitués caractèristiques de la fin du XVème siècle. Rendez-vous dans la garde robe où princes et princesses en herbe pourront jouer les mannequins du Moyen Âge.

Animation Langeais

From Tuesday 04 March to Sunday 01 June 2014

The Angevins and Canada

Relationships between the Angevins and Canada, as part of the 4e Biennale des grands fleuves du monde, with the Saint Laurent.

Exhibition Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire

From Saturday 15 March to Tuesday 10 June 2014

Silk flight in Villandry

Brigitte Chappaz is passionate about the ancient and precious silks that she hunts for in junk shops. For the last 20 years, she has been skillfully embroidering them, designing patterns, creating large tapesteries, small tableaux and even hardback books.

Exhibition Villandry

From Saturday 15 June 2013 to Sunday 15 June 2014

Experiment no. 7: Resonances

“Where are we?”, “What can we hear?”, “What can we see, or not see?” These are the some of the questions posed by the student curators of Experiment no.7 in their artful reconsideration of Tours’ Museum of Fine Arts.

Exhibition Tours