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








LE GRAND-PRESSIGNY -   Randonnée des Fruits d'Automne


Why not come and join us on in the sun for the annual Autumn walk on Sunday 24th. Meeting point: Salle des Fêtes. Rue de la Butte. Departure 14 hrs. 12 km. 3 € for club members - 3.50 €  non-members- Free for under 18 years old. Check-in after 14:00. Coffee & gingerbread on departure. Provisioning at midpoints. Pastries with autumn fruits after walk. Dogs on a leash accepted. Provide 'city' shoes on the parquet floor of the salle des fetes. 





16th & 17th 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. Check out your own area below...
















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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




September 8th/9th & 15th/16th sessions only on Friday and Saturday at 22h to 22:30 





Official website: walk with the winemakers



Official website









This year sees the 31st 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 9th  and Sunday 10th, September.













Loire Valley - what's on by month


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"Author: Jim Craig"