The Château of Champchevrier in Touraine, will be reopening from 15 June to 22 September 2019. This year again, many activities will be available throughout the season in this château where the same family has been living in since 1728.
2019 is a year dedicated to the Renaissance for the Loire Valley and so as well for the Château of Champchevrier. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci. The cultural program of this royal and family château is both taking part to the national event and presenting the glorious history of the monument.
On Thursday 11th and Friday 19th July, an exceptional musical event “Sur les pas de Louis XIII” (In the footsteps of Louis XIII), will be organised in the evening to celebrate the dusk of Renaissance and the dawn of baroque.
Louis XIII came hunting several times to the Château of Champchevrier. Still with the idea to share the historical events of this place, guided visits will transport visitors to the XVII century under the reign of Louis XIII, father of Louis XIV.
This season at the Château of Champchevrier will also be marked by a new contemporary art exhibition: “Cabinet de curiosité: les vanités contemporaines” (Cabinet of Curiosity: contemporary vanities) from Patboun. In the tradition of cabinets of curiosities from the Renaissance, the artist denounces the fails of today’s society through original and full of meaning masterpieces.
Moreover, on 18th and 25th July and also on 1st and 8th August, the public has the possibility to assist to the traditional “Dog’s soup”.
Lastly, a new quiz for children has been made under the form of a comic book, they can now discover the château and its history in a playful way.
The Château of Champchevrier is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and on Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons from 2pm to 6pm.
Discover it from 15th June to 22nd September!