Loire Valley Culture and Events

Son et lumiere is an essential part of the Loire Valley experience. In July and August, there are son et lumiere spectaculars at both Chenonceau and Azay le Rideau. Also available at the latter mid-May to June and September weekends. A night time gourmet market visits Azay regularly during the summer too (June to September).

Chambord has a full programme of events throughout the year. These include riding and biking in Chambord Forest in the spring, numerous musical events and festivals, a local produce market and, in July and August, the grounds remain open in the evening for visitors to come and see the chateau’s façade illuminated.

Amboise puts on a Francois I show on regular dates throughout June, July and August, which can be pre-booked on-line.

Annual Garlic and Basil Festival, Tours

26 July 2017

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

Pumpkin Fair, Tranzault

October 2017

The pumpkin is celebrated at the town’s annual pumpkin fair where you can see displays of pumpkins, squashes and gourds in all shapes and sizes

Les Journees Gastronomiques de Sologne, Romoranti-Lanthenay

28 - 29 October 2017

Annual gastronomy festival. Contests, exhibitions, tastings and demonstrations including fruit and vegetable carving. The event was first held in 1978 and attracts some 13,000 visitors.

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

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