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Summer festival “Des Lyres d’été”

The « Des Lyres d’été” festival propose more than 300 events over three months: arts, culture, nature and riverside cafe (guinguette) on the handsome squares of Blois, the shores of the Loire and the surrounding villages.

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The 2019 edition: Guided by Leonardo da Vinci

Guided by the visionary regard of Leonardo da Vinci, the 13th edition will embark you on the highways and byways of the arts and cultures of the world without forgetting and the natural and historic heritage and the serene art of living characterizing the Loire valley.

More than 300 rendezvous, whatever your tastes and preferences, for concerts, theater, dance, cinema, story-telling, plastic arts, strolls, workshops and unusual visits.

Once again, the “Creusille” port will come alive with its convivial Guinguette (riverside café) and its Escales découvertes (discovery stopovers). A number of talented artists on the new musical scene will accompany you during summertime, one highlight being the Three cafés gourmands (13 July).

The 500th anniversary of the Renaissance will be celebrated throughout our land with programming spanning several festivals: Jazz’in Cheverny, Festival de Chambord, La Clé des Portes (the door key), l’Echo du Caquetoire (original shows, some of them under a canopy), Va jouer dehors (go play outside) and Vienne en Goguette (a “singaround”).

Exhaustive program

In French, find all the festival events on our online agenda, or on the PDF version of the program.

An English version of the program is available on the Tourist information office website.

250 events in Blois

Summer is the ideal season to enjoy spectacles and other forms of entertainment. From June to September, Blois offers a diverse and extensive, in many cases free and open-air program in partnership with the tourism office as well as numerous associations and benefactors.

50 events around Blois

In addition to the 250 events programmed in Blois, more than 50 events are “on tap” in the surrounding communities. You can find (in French) the complete downloadable program or consult the English website of the Tourist information office.

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