Every year, on
the third weekend of September, heritage sites
throughout the Loire Valley open their doors and share
their history with you. You can find yourself climbing
towers or entering caves and public buildings that would
normally be closed to the public.
This year's theme, proposed by the Council of Europe
and the European Commission, is "the art of
sharing". The opportunity for citizens to better
understand what brings them together and to
celebrate the values they share.
LE GRAND-PRESSIGNY - Randonnée des Fruits
Registration from 14:00, departure of the hike
at 14:30. Coffee & gingerbread departing,
refreshments midway and pot of friendship & fall
fruit pastries on arrival. Dogs must be on a
leash. Provide city shoes for the floor of the
hall of the Grand Pressigny.
Price: € 3
/ € 3.5
Tel: 02 47 94 95 69
Come and meet the
gardeners at Chateau Villandry
This weekend the gardeners
Chateau Villandry avail themselves to amateur and
professional gardeners alike who are keen to take
advantage of their expertise and knowledge. There
are exhibitors of local produce plus distractions
the children…as if wandering the delightful gardens
So whether you are an
experienced gardener or a novice or just want to
view these incredible gardens, this could be the
weekend to do it.
year sees the 32nd edition of ‘Jazz in Touraine’ festival which
is being held in Montlouis-sur-Loire. Eight nights of musical entertainment with a mix
of big established artists, rising stars and young hopefuls
of the jazz scene.
The 'Festival of the Tomato' returns to Chateau Bourdaisière in
Touraine. The publicity says you can discover no less than
650 varieties of tomato – if you really want to. There will
also be 50 exhibitors offering all things tomato! You can
also visit the grounds of the chteau but not the chateau
itself as it is a hotel.