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 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.



Visit the tulip display at Chateau de Cheverny


You can see more pics. here on our blog








This year the festival gardens are open between April 21st and November 2nd.

The theme for this, the 25th edition of the festival, is







Check out our blog-post on the festival here


Chaumont-sur-Loire garden festival





Easter weekend


The annual 'Foire aux Vins de Pâques'  (wine fair) in Amboise is on until Monday 21st April.








29/04/2015 -  10/05/2014 ORLEANS (45) 



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.





During the Easter weekend (19th 20th &21st April) many of the major chateaux of the Loire Valley offer egg treasure hunts for children, of all ages! These include Azay-le-Ferron (above) Chinon, Langeais, Rivau and Ussé. Rivau with its magical setting may just get our vote as the place to be.











Exhibition at the Museum of Prehistory from April 12 to November 30, 2014 


This exhibition which translates as "Beasts of all trades" will show how  Paleolithic man used animals not only for food but as a source for weapons, tools and clothing. The exhibition will be displayed over four spaces of the exhibition hall of the museum.


On display will be a mammoth skeleton, a stuffed reindeer and musk ox plus items made from the various parts of the animals

Le Grand Pressigny 
Museum of Prehistory 

From 10am - 6.00pm
Adults € 5.50

Children € 4.50  (under 7 years free)

Free Parking (2 min) for cars and buses 





Blois :  Nocturne show: a special sound effects and huge projection festival in the Blois Château Royal court.  English performance on Wednesday Every evening from the 5th of April to the 21st of September (except on the 26th of April, 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.











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