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April

Wednesday 16 April 2014

[French version only] Fabrique ton Moyen âge

Venez découvrir un métier en vous glissant dans la peau d’un artisan travaillant le cuir.

Animation Sully-sur-Loire

From Thursday 17 April to Tuesday 11 November 2014

A silken thread, from China to Amboise

To celebrate 50 years of French-Chinese diplomatic relations, the exhibition is an opportune reminder of the French people’s centuries-old fascination with Chinese culture and the long history of exchanges between the two nations.

Exhibition Amboise

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

Friday 18 April 2014 at 19h00

Ricercar and Consort

For this Easter concert, the Ricercar Consort will be interpreting a work by the German composer Dietrich Buxtehude.

Show Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

From Saturday 19 to Monday 21 April 2014

Festival of Plants and Chickens

At the Château de La Bourdaisière

Fest / Festival Montlouis-sur-Loire

From Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 April 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 19 April 2014

[French version only] Les Mame à Tours

Implantée en centre ville à partir de la fin des années 1860, la cité Mame s’inscrit dans un vaste mouvement de réflexion sur le logement initié par lesgrands industriels français.

Visit / Walk Tours

From Saturday 19 April to Wednesday 31 December 2014

Templars

This year will be Templars’ Year at the Royal Fortress of Chinon, marking the 700th anniversary of the death of Jacques de Molay. A major exhibition and an itinerary guaranteeing fun for the whole family, with spectacular interactive scenographic installations bringing back to life the great historical figures who rode alongside the Knights Templar as they set off on crusade in the 12th century.

Exhibition Chinon

From Saturday 19 to Monday 21 April 2014

Egg hunt

Map in hand, set off across 11,000 m² of gardens in search of the Easter treasure. You’ll have to find and work out all the clues and riddles along the way, but don’t forget the treasure the bells have hidden in the process!

Animation Montjean-sur-Loire

From Saturday 19 to Monday 21 April 2014

Easter at the castle

Activities for children with the theme of the farm at Easter, plus an egg hunt

Animation Meung-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 Saturday 19 to Monday 21 April 2014

Easter at Château de Brézé

Egg hunts and feasting on chocolates in the purest Easter tradition!

Animation Brézé

Saturday 19 April 2014

[French version only] Après la fouille, que deviennent les objets ?

Venez découvrir en compagnie des archéologues de la mairie d’Orléans le traitement réservé aux objets découverts lors des fouilles.

Animation Orléans

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

Saturday 19 April 2014 at 15h00

[French version only] Rencontre/débat avec Danièle Sallenave

À l’occasion de la sortie de son ouvrage : Le dictionnaire amoureux de la Loire

Animation Orléans

Saturday 19 April 2014 at 16h00

[French version only] Pâques : le quartier de l’ancienne chocolaterie Poulain

Auguste Poulain rêve de bâtir un empire du chocolat et nous vous proposons de le découvrir.

Animation Blois

Saturday 19 April 2014 at 19h00

Ensemble Calmus

Perfection of sound, a combination of precision, lightness and spirit – such are the characteristics of the Ensemble Calmus, currently one of Germany’s best-known vocal groups.

Show Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

From Sunday 20 to Monday 21 April 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 20 April 2014

Bumper Easter egg hunt

Young and old alike head off in search of 60,000 chocolate eggs hidden in the undergrowth and gardens of the Château grounds.

Animation Brissac-Quincé

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

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And still

From Wednesday 02 to Friday 18 April 2014

The art of gardens

As part of the Apprenticeship, high school students and citizens system supported by the Centre region, the students of the F.Dolto hospitality school present The art of gardens.

Exhibition Olivet

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?

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 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 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

From Tuesday 18 March to Sunday 15 June 2014

Max Jacob, art and war, the 70th anniversary of his death

Items from the museum’s collections and hitherto unexhibited private collections illustrate Max Jacob’s life and work during the period of escalating crisis and the war years themselves, following his final return to Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire (1936 - 1944).

Exhibition Orléans

From Saturday 05 April to Saturday 28 June 2014

[French version only] Le BricoLoire de Véro Lombard

VéRO LOMBARD fait découvrir l'environnement ligérien en slow art…

Exhibition Montlouis-sur-Loire

From Saturday 01 March to Sunday 29 June 2014

Dinner is served! How our ancestors became gastronomes

Improvement of hunting practices and, above all, the discovery of fire led to the development of a whole range of cooking tricks of the trade. The story begins some 3,500,000 years ago with a certain Lucy...

Exhibition Montsoreau

From Tuesday 01 April to Sunday 29 June 2014

A fresh eye on Orleans: the city’s archaeology and history

A renewed vision of the city’s history through theme-based presentations on the ways that our ancestors lived.

Exhibition Orléans

From Friday 11 April to Sunday 31 August 2014

Renaissance clothing

In the basement of the castle, this exhibition of some 20 outfits traces the evolution of fashion and the figure in 16th century Europe.

Exhibition Langeais

From Monday 31 March to Tuesday 30 September 2014

Light on a queen’s oratory

Restoration of Anne of Brittany’s oratory in the Royal Lodge at Loches.

Exhibition Loches