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

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







Official website


Our page on the chateau here


15th & 16th September




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. 

Check out your own area below...
















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LE GRAND-PRESSIGNY -   Randonnée des Fruits d'Automne

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 of 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 weren’t enough!


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.


Check their website for full program









Official website: walk with the winemakers



Official website







 This 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. 


Web site: https://www.jazzentouraine.com/





Yes, a 'Tomato Festival'


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.


Saturday 8th  and Sunday 9th, September.













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"Author: Jim Craig"