The Château de Blois is one of the most beautiful examples of Renaissance architecture in the Loire region. The story of its fabulous history is told in an audio-visual spectacular (Son et Lumière) illuminating the facades of the château in a magical world of light, colour and music. The show begins at 10 or 10:30pm and lasts for about 45 minutes. Please note, there is no show on the 21st June or the 13th July.
If you are a fan of all things floral, then you will love the International Garden Festival held in the grounds of the château at Chaumont-sur-Loire between April and October. With up to 30 themed gardens around a theme which changes every year, this feast for the senses has gained an international reputation. With garden designers coming from Russia, America, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Canada and of course France, the festival attracts visitors from across the globe.