From Amboise and Bourges to Tours and Vierzon, the Centre boasts a wide variety of music concerts, sporting events and festivals celebrating local heritage and gastronomy – something for everyone…

OrleansMarch

  • International Piano Competition, Orléans (Concours International de Piano d’Orléans)
  • Blois Carnival (Le Carnaval de Blois)May
  • Les Fêtes de Jeanne d’Arc, Orléans – anniversary of Joan of Arc’s birthday
  • Vitiloire, Tours – festival of Loire Valley wines
  • Les Nuits Lumière de Bourges – free son et lumière, every evening from May to September
  • Foire de Tours – from the 1st Saturday to the 2nd Sunday
  • Rose Festival, Chédigny (Festival des Roses)
  • Perfume Festival, Chartres (Chartres en Parfums – La Semaine du Parfum)June
  • Orléans Jazz
  • The Bourges Fair (Foire de Bourges)
  • Summer Festival, Bourges (Un Été à Bourges) – free concerts, nightly from June to September
  • Water Festival, Chartres (Fête de l’Eau) – torchlight parade on the River Eure and music on the bridges of the old townJuly
  • D-Day Festival (Le Festival Jour J), Orléans – music festival
  • Garlic & Basil Fair, Tours (Foire à l’Ail et Basilic) – end of July
  • Les Estivales du Canal, Vierzon – free concerts in July and AugustAugust
  • La Grande Braderie, Orléans – clearance saleSeptember
  • Festival de Loire, Orléans – river boat festival
  • International Rose Competition, Orléans (Le Concours International de Roses)
  • L’Open de’Orleans – one of the top 10 tennis tournaments in France
  • The Marais Festival, Bourges – centuries-old harvest celebration
  • La Fête de la Lumière, Chartres
  • Percussion Music Festival, Ligueil (Les Percufolies)October
  • Paris-Tours – annual bike raceNovember
  • Fête du Touraine Primeur, Amboise – wine festivalDecember
  • Christmas Market, Amboise (Marché de Noël)
  • Christmas Market, Orléans (Marché de Noël)
  • Christmas Market, Tours (Marché de Noël)
  • Christmas Market, Vierzon (Marché de Noël)
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