|The Loire Valley, Centre / Val de Loire region of France, must surely offer the most diverse range of attractions in this wonderful country. From its glorious Chateaux and cathedrals, towns and villages to charm and interest you, sumptuous gardens and natural parks for even the keenest gardeners and for nature lovers, activities on land, water and in the sky plus some of the country's best Zoos and family attractions - you will not be disappointed!
Some examples below: check list on left for more events by month.
The Joan of Arc Festival in Orleans:
Tours, on the river Loire:
Visitors to the city of Tours might be surprised as to how small a part the river Loire plays in embracing them as tourists. 'Tours sur Loire' is one of the few chances they will have to get a flavour of the river. At the south side of the 'Pont Wilson' from the 17th May until the 22nd September the bank of the river offers a wide range of diverse and varied activities including a bar, restaurant, concerts, sport, entertainment and games for children , outdoor cinema and dance floor.
The 2013 Garden Festival at Chateau Chaumont sur Loire will run from 24th April until the 20th October
Theme "Gardens of sensations"
The chateau at Sully-sur-Loire plays hosts to a classical music
festival every year. The concerts take
place in a large marquee in the grounds of the Château on what is
claimed to be the biggest stage in the département
with excellent acoustics. This year they celebrate their 40th anniversary.