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Dates for your diary

Every year, don’t miss out on the must-see events
in the Val de LOIRE and FORÊT d’Orléans: Rhododendron Festival, Carnaval de Jargeau…




On Mardi Gras, it’s in Jargeau that you can follow the parades of Sa Majesté Carnaval..

For Whitsuntide, the Rhododendron Festival welcomes you to the town of Castelneuvienne.

In spring, it’s all about gastronomy, with andouille from Jargeau and asparagus from Tigy.

In summer, the bridge at Châteauneuf-sur-Loire offers its own light show, so grab your smartphone to get the music.

Jargeau has been celebrating the “Châts” (chestnuts) fair since 1154, so it’s a good time to sample not only chestnuts but also the famous Jargeau andouille sausage.

Saint-Nicolas and the bargemen await you on the quays of Châteauneuf-sur-Loire in early December.



In the Loire Valley and Forêt d’Orléans, you can also :

  • hunt for bargains at garage sales and flea markets,
  • enjoy a marinière or village festival,
  • discover and taste local specialities and producers at local markets,
  • dance to the bal populaire, admire the fireworks…


Consult our agenda… You’ll never be bored in the Loire Valley and Orléans Forest!