Indre Et Loire Culture and Events

FMX World Championship, Tours

8 - 9 April 2017

Super quader festival and free styler motorbikes. For more information see

Light and Sound Show, Castle of Amboise

Beginning of July - End of August, every Wednesday and Saturday

Around 500 actors, the majority being local residents, take part in this great festival, which tells the life of King Francois I while he reigned during the Renaissance period. The reinactment is brought to life with the locals taking the part of the villagers, riders, strolling players, ladies of the court and other characters from the era. Also the stunning effects of light and sound play a huge role in the festival. For information and reservations, tel (00 33) 2 47 57 14 47

Annual Garlic and Basil Festival, Tours

26 July 2017

Held annually on the feast day of Sainte-Anne since the fourteenth century.

Annual Wine Fairs

Early August 2017

Annual wine fairs with local cellars (caves) open to visitors held in Amboise, Vouvray, Chinon and more. Contact local tourist offices for exact dates each year.

Medieval Market and Street Festival, Chinon

5 August 2017

Contact Chinon Tourist Office for details, tel: (00 33) 2 47 92 17 85.


Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.

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