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Tuesday 02 September 2014

From vine to wine (in english)

Discover the winegrower's work in the vineyard and in the cellar and learn about tasting techniques during a session focusing on Loire wines (6 wines, wine and food pairing). Tasting of the estate's wines at the end.

Visit / Walk Chançay (37)

Tuesday 02 September 2014


Put yourself in the hands of Wenceslas-Christian and Marie-Odile, your two fanciful Vit'Visite© guides, whose job it is to reveal all of Château de Saumur’s secrets to you! An out-of the-ordinary visit with lots of surprises in store, mixing theatre, song, music and exuberant historical tableaux!

Visit / Walk Saumur

From Wednesday 03 to Saturday 27 September 2014

[French version only] Un siècle sans crue ?

Réalisée par la Maison de Loire du Loiret

Exhibition Jargeau

Friday 05 September 2014

One hour – One garden

With visits led by an accredited “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire” guide, this special programme invites you to discover a selection of gardens and parks through their history and architecture.

Visit / Walk Tours

Friday 05 September 2014

Twilight canoe-kayak excursion

An extra-special way of getting acquainted with the river, in the company of a nature guide.

Visit / Walk Saint-Dyé-sur-Loire

Friday 05 September 2014

In the vines at dusk

A commentated viticultural stroll at nightfall, sampling of the estate’s cuvées and regional products in the midst of the vines, and return by lantern light.

Visit / Walk Chançay (37)

Friday 05 September 2014

Wine-growing Friday in Loire Layon

Oenological activities, discovering the domaine, the wines, and so on.

Animation Maine-et-Loire (49)

From Saturday 06 to Sunday 07 September 2014

Fête de la Sange

Nature, hunting, fishing … the objective of the Fête de la Sange festival is to promote the heritage, values and traditions of the region.

Fest / Festival Sully-sur-Loire

From Saturday 06 to Sunday 07 September 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 06 September 2014

Discovery of the natural heritage of the Loire

During a walk punctuated with fun, artistic and scientific workshops, share what you have discovered and learn new things about nature on the banks of the Loire.

Visit / Walk Cinq-Mars-la-Pile

Saturday 06 September 2014

A Loire hunting cabin

Setting up a hunting cabin in the heart of the Loire is an age-old technique that still endures today.

Visit / Walk La Bohalle

From Saturday 06 to Sunday 07 September 2014

Vines, wines, and wanderings

Discover the vineyards of the Loire with family or friends: follow the 13 taste-laden trails - vines, wines, and wanderings!

Visit / Walk Loiret (45) , Loir-et-Cher (41) , Indre-et-Loire (37) , ...

Saturday 06 September 2014

Angéorgien in concert

"Angéorgien", a polyphonic vocal ensemble from Anjou made up of 10 singers, invites you to discover a slice of Georgian culture.

Show Saint-Rémy-la-Varenne

From Saturday 06 to Sunday 07 September 2014

The LIGéRO CYCLO SPecTACLE “Women of the Loire”

A theatrical event in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site: cycling along the Loire levee, on the “La Loire à Vélo” itinerary.

Show Darvoy

Saturday 06 September 2014

Entertainment at Chanteloup

Exhibition of vintage cars in the Chanteloup grounds. Two evening concerts. The Pagoda by candlelight.

Animation Amboise

Saturday 06 September 2014 at 14h30

[French version only] Rencontre avec l’artiste Jacky Bidron

Dans le cadre de l'exposition "La Loire au fil de l’eau au gré du vent"

Animation Montlouis-sur-Loire

From Sunday 07 to Sunday 14 September 2014


The Wine Festival for wine connoisseurs, wine lovers or anyone who would like to drop in!

Animation Saumur

Sunday 07 September 2014

[French version only] Déjeuner champêtre sur les quais

Animation musicale par le "Duo Jazz Ligéria

Animation Indre-et-Loire (37)

Sunday 07 September 2014 at 15h00

The everyday life of monks

A glimpse at the monastic era

Visit / Walk Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

Monday 08 September 2014

[French version only] Le quartier des Prébendes

Au sud du boulevard Béranger, le quartier des Prébendes se développe au XIXème siècle autour d'un vaste parc paysager.

Visit / Walk Tours

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And still

From Friday 23 May to Friday 05 September 2014

Nocturnes sur Loire

Guided tours aboard a traditional river boat, with the following choice of themes: fishing, fish, Loire fish-based dishes, wines that go well with these, sailors’ stories and songs, what lies beneath the water and which we can’t see…

Visit / Walk Sigloy

From Saturday 23 August to Sunday 07 September 2014

[French version only] Festival International de Portrait Animalier

15 jours d’exposition et de déclinaison sur le thème du portrait animalier dans l’orangerie du château ! Des visites thématiques et des jeux de pistes sur le sujet pour petits et grands enfants !

Fest / Festival Celettes (41)

From Saturday 14 June to Wednesday 10 September 2014

Villandry, kingdom of birds

Photography exhibition in collaboration with the LPO and the association La Cambrousse

Exhibition Villandry

From Saturday 14 June to Wednesday 10 September 2014

Of love and bronze

Sculpture by Marine d’Harcourt – exhibition in the Jardin du Soleil (Sun Garden)

Exhibition Villandry

From Sunday 15 June to Sunday 14 September 2014

The Loire: from Bargee to Infantryman

In honour of our Saint Clément bargees who died fighting for France, the Museum team has assembled a range of documents to mark this commemorative year.

Exhibition Saint-Clément-des-Levées

From Monday 16 June to Saturday 20 September 2014

[French version only] La Marine de Loire au XVIIIème siècle

La labellisation Val de Loire patrimoine mondial reconnaît la valeur culturelle, éducative ou scientifique de cet événement.

Le Val de Loire est né de son fleuve. Si l’image et la renommée internationale de ce territoire sont en grande partie dues à ses châteaux, sait-on aussi que le Val de Loire s’est construit grâce à son intense activité batelière ?

Exhibition Briare (45)

From Saturday 14 June to Sunday 21 September 2014

Rebirth of a garden

Discover the finds of archeological digs and different aspects of future gardens.

Exhibition La Riche

From Saturday 21 June to Sunday 21 September 2014

Recumbent Effigies

An exhibition focusing on the kings and queens of France, made up of photographs taken at Saint-Denis Basilica in 2011 by the photographer Antoine Schneck.

Exhibition Sully-sur-Loire

From Friday 16 May to Sunday 21 September 2014

Temporary garden - eternal symbol

In summer, the Cloister of la Psalette will once again encounter a garden made up of four paths surrounded by flower beds filled with wood chips forming a cross which symbolises the four rivers of the Garden of Eden; the Tigris, the Euphrates, the Pison and the Gihon.

Exhibition Tours

From Saturday 21 June to Sunday 21 September 2014


Works by Etienne Bossut.

Exhibition Angers (49)