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From Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 July 2014

Ardeney Festiv'été

The Village of Ardeney, a hamlet of Chaudefonds-sur-Layon, is celebrating! Discover this former mining village overlooking the Layon Valley and visit its monuments. Make the most of the various activities throughout the weekend.

Fest / Festival Chaudefonds-sur-Layon

From Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 July 2014

Germigny des Prés Oratory

A guide will be on hand to introduce you to France’s only Carolingian mosaic and the architecture of this 9th-century church built by Charlemagne’s councillor.

Visit / Walk Germigny-des-Prés

Saturday 26 July 2014

A “Tours” by tram

Let the tramway help you get to know the city, through its history, heritage and architecture.

Visit / Walk Tours

Saturday 26 July 2014

The Charlemagne Tower

Tours include the Queen Luitgarde vault (ground floor) and the first floor of the tower with its unique architecture.

Visit / Walk Tours

Saturday 26 July 2014

La Possonnière - Rochefort sur Loire

Guided tour of the port and Loire crossing on a barge. Get off on Rochefort Island and set off on a trek - la boucle du Passeur.

Visit / Walk La Possonnière , Rochefort-sur-Loire

Saturday 26 July 2014

Stroll with sled dogs

Discover the landscape of Loire Layon in a different way!

Visit / Walk Maine-et-Loire (49)

Saturday 26 July 2014

1 tree, 2 trees, 3 trees…

No, not all trees are the same! Folie Island is a place that lends itself well to learning to recognise them.

Visit / Walk Chaumont-sur-Loire

Saturday 26 July 2014

Oratory Shows

Concert in the Carolingien Oratory of Germigny-des-Prés.

Show Germigny-des-Prés

Saturday 26 July 2014

[French version only] Monuments en musique

Concert avec des membres de l’Orchestre de Paris

Show Talcy (41)

From Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 July 2014

Saint Anne Festivities

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Anne of Brittany.

Animation Amboise

From Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 July 2014

The mysteries of the Priory dramatised

The Priory association celebrates its 25th birthday! To mark the occasion, find out about life at the Priory, in the Middle Ages and today. Those who frequent these mysterious places will tell you 1000-year old secrets and stories!

Animation Saint-Rémy-la-Varenne

Saturday 26 July 2014

Assaulting the walls

Want to give the kids something to do during the holidays? Then get them to take part in the assault on the walls and see what Saumur was like in the days of the terrible Hundred Years’ War!

Animation Saumur

Saturday 26 July 2014

[French version only] Cuisinez les champignons de Montsoreau

La spécialité locale ? Les champignons bien sûr ! A décliner sans modération sous toutes les recettes...

Animation Montsoreau

Sunday 27 July 2014

Festival of the Saint Barbe des Mines Chapel

Regional produce market, various activities, heritage trek, garage sale, Mass, guided tour of the chapel, and more.

Fest / Festival Chalonnes-sur-Loire

Sunday 27 July 2014

Visit to the museum’s underground gallery and Gallo-Roman remains

Museum of Fine Arts

Visit / Walk Tours

Sunday 27 July 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 July 2014

Shows for younger audiences

These shows take a look at the world around us using songs, puppets, comical costumes and a whole range of extraordinary knickknacks – and, above all, plenty of sensitivity and humour.

Show Orléans

Sunday 27 July 2014

Summer Sundays at Fontevraud

Seven regional companies take over Fontevraud Abbey, with a different programme every Sunday: theatre, music, dance, circus and street arts.

Show Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

Sunday 27 July 2014

[French version only] Des Lyres d’été

Dimanche en bord de Loire

Animation Blois

Sunday 27 July 2014

[French version only] Fouettez le crémet !

Découvrez la recette du Crémet d'Anjou, une spécialité angevine à base de crème fouettée, sucrée ou salée.

Animation Montsoreau

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From Friday 25 to Saturday 26 July 2014

“Nuits Croisées”

A waking dream in the form of a journey in sound and light, with the fortress spectacularly illuminated for the occasion.

Visit / Walk Chinon

From Friday 25 to Saturday 26 July 2014

Tasting session and boat ride on the Loire

The Maison Loire et Nature and the Bateliers des Vents d’Galerne invite you to a tasting session of regional produce on the docks of La Chapelle-sur-Loire, followed by a boat ride on board the barge "Brise chapelonne".

Visit / Walk La Chapelle-sur-Loire

From Friday 25 to Saturday 26 July 2014

Scénoféérie de Semblançay

Touraine’s great Sound and Light Show, “La Légende de la Source”: 450 actors, over 2000 costumes, 14 horses and carriages, and 60 swordsmen and stuntmen re-enacting the history of Touraine from the Gallo-Roman era to the French Revolution.

Show Semblançay (37)

From Thursday 03 to Tuesday 29 July 2014

Little Cooking workshops!

Preparing an original snack, cooking alongside great chefs or conjuring up such local dishes as Crémet d’Anjou or Montsoreau mushrooms are just a few of the dozen or so à-la-carte workshops to choose from!

Animation Montsoreau

From Saturday 12 July to Friday 01 August 2014

Jargeau beach

Free activities on the banks of the Loire

Animation Jargeau

From Saturday 12 July to Sunday 03 August 2014

[French version only] Peinture par Michèle Strauss

Exhibition Montsoreau

From Saturday 19 July to Sunday 17 August 2014

[French version only] Sully plage

Jeux de plages, animations sportives et musicales.

Animation Sully-sur-Loire

From Monday 30 June to Monday 18 August 2014

Loire Lights

Some twenty artists - painters, photographers, sculptors, and others, will exhibit their works on the theme "Loire Lights" in this unique place, the Jardin de l'Evêché.

Exhibition Blois

From Thursday 03 July to Saturday 23 August 2014

The Horsemen of Time

The day is coming to an end in Saumur. The château is about to close its doors to the public and visitors are asked to make their way to the exit. But one young woman conceals herself and manages to stay inside. Then, sure of being alone before the stone walls, she sketches a series of occult gestures. And suddenly, the walls begin to light up. Might it not be one of those mysterious “horsemen of time”?

Fest / Festival Saumur

From Sunday 13 July to Saturday 23 August 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