What's on in April in the Loire Valley, France

April in the Loire Valley

During April the days begin to get longer and the temperature rise steadily up to around 20°C. You can have misty starts to the morning clearing away quickly to give very pleasant days and nights. There will be the odd days of rain but rarely for long periods. It is a good time to visit as there are fewer tourists around!


Sunrise around 7.30am, sunset around 6.30pm.

From the 24th of April  to 4th of November 2018


Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire
The 27th International Garden Festival on the theme of

 “Gardens of thought”


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Chaumont-sur-Loire garden festival


'Muguet' at Chateau de Chenonceau




Fêtes de Jeanne d’Arc, Ile Charlemagne and sites within the city : commemoration of the liberation of Orleans by Joan of Arc, with festival and medieval market, concerts, sounds and lights, parties, fashion shows.



Visit the tulip display at Chateau de Cheverny

You can see more pics. here on our blog



During the Easter weekend (15th 16th & 17th April) many of the major chateaux of the Loire Valley offer egg treasure hunts for children, of all ages!  Rivau with its magical setting may just get our vote as the place to be.





Chateaux with egg hunts this Easter weekend in the Loire Valley:


Château du Rivau

Château de Breze

Château de Langeais

Château de Valençay

Château de Meung-sur-Loire

Château de Beaugency

Château de La Ferté St Aubin

Château de La Bussière

Château de Chambord

Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire

Clos Lucé park in Amboise

Château de Brissac

Château de Montgeoffroy




BloisNocturne show: a special sound effects and huge projection festival in the Blois Château Royal court. Simultaneous translation in 9 languages with audio-language device  Every evening from the 1st of April to the 24th of September (except on the 21st of June and on the 13th of July). In April, May and September at 10:00 p.m. In June, July and August at 10:30 p.m.


Loire Valley - what's on by month