Château du Clos Lucé

Léonardo da Vinci and France

At the invitation of King François I, Leonardo da Vinci left Italy for France in autumn 1516, making his home in the Château du Clos Lucé.

In one place, discover the entire universe of Leonardo da Vinci, painter and architect.

Since June 2021, the 2 new additional Leonardo da Vinci galleries focus on his approach to architecture and painting and help us understanding his genius

Le vignoble du Val de Loire

Travel The loire Valley wines route

The Loire Valley , greatest site registered in France to « Patrimoine Mondial de l’UNESCO »,  is also the third tourism and wine region – in appellation – and has the longest wine Route.

Château de Gizeux

Immerse yourself in the history !

August 15th festivities

From 10:30 a.m to 7 p.m

All day long, immerse yourself in history and take part in this event that revives the castle back in the eighteenth century.

Local artists and producers, many activities (period costumes and dances, fencing fights, pack of hounds’ show … without forgetting « savers and inns » to eat !

Saumur Cadre Noir

The academic show « Au cœur du Grand Manège »

Friday 16th June 2023 – 9pm
Saturday 17th June 2023 – 9pm
Sunday 18th June – 2023 4pm
Friday 15th September 2023 – 9pm
Saturday 16th September 2023 – 9pm
Sunday 17th September 2023 – 4pm
Discover the history of the Cadre noir and the French academic horse riding in the heart of the Grand Manege.

Château de Villandry

The Gardens of Villandry

The gardens of Villandry welcome you all year around.
Ever since the construction of the Chateau of Villandry in 1532, outstanding gardens have embellished the building.
The sober elegance of its architecture combined with the charm of its outstanding gardens make this one of the jewels of world heritage.
Come and explore the ornamental gardens, The Water garden, the Sun Garden, the Maze, the Kitchen Garden, the herb Garden …

Saumur Cadre Noir

The Musical show
Friday 20th October 2023 – 9pm
Saturday 21st October 2023 – 9pm
Sunday 22nd October 2023 – 4pm
Academic horse riding and live music linked together during this fantastic closing show.