What's on in December in the Loire Valley


It's Christmas holiday time in France, which is a very special time as families prepare for the festivities, they are also enjoying the traditional Christmas markets that you'll find in many towns and villages of the Loire Valley. You can check with your local tourist office as to where you  will find the one nearest to you. Here in the Loire Valley many of the chateaux dress themselves up for the festive season...

Couple of photographs from a previous festive visit to the beautiful Chateau de Chenonceau at Christmas.

Official website of Chenonceau




Our visit to Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau this Christmas











Chambered at Christmas





Christmas at chateau Langeais



This year the city centre hosts the Christmas market with events until the first week of January 2018. Official website here...






cChristmas decorations at Tours

Christmas decorations in Tours






Full programme here





Place Michel Debré and Castle Tunnel - Friday 15th until Sunday 17th.
Three days for the pleasure of the eyes and taste buds and for your Christmas shopping. 
Gourmet Market: Discover and taste the flavours of Christmas, oysters, foie gras, local wines, Christmas beer, mulled wine, German pastries and enjoy the food court. 
Art Crafts: Creations presented by artisans with wooden toys, lights, textiles, jewellery, hats, books, pottery, glassware ... 
The fanfare La Banda Jean will animate the market Sunday afternoon. 
Free admission. Website











  Loire Valley - what's on by month

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"Author: Jim Craig"