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The 500th anniversary of the Renaissance in the Val de Loire

This year, prepare to celebrate a legendary anniversary! 2019 marks the fifth centenary of 3 key dates in Centre-Val de Loire, the cradle of the Renaissance in France: the birth of Catherine de Medici, the death of Leonardo da Vinci and the start of the construction of the Château de Chambord. The perfect occasion to discover this historic region with the family, and join in all the festivities!
The 500th anniversary of the Renaissance in the Val de Loire : book your stay

1519-2019: 500 events for the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance!

Dances, concerts, exhibitions, guided visits or those where costumed actors really take you back in time, in 2019 the spirit of the Renaissance is stronger than ever in Centre-Val de Loire! To celebrate the fifth centenary of the Renaissance, around 500 cultural events will bring some of its most emblematic places to life, from the famous Loire châteaux to the historical town centres of Tours and Orléans.

A programme that runs throughout the year with something for everyone and every age, inspired by the major themes of the Renaissance period: architecture, gastronomy, gardens, music... The ideal occasion to soak up the true genius of Leonardo da Vinci and Catherine de Medici, two key figures that have left their indelible stamp on the history of the Loire châteaux!

Discover the Val de Loire when camping with Sandaya

In the heart of this historic region, your 5 star Château des Marais campsite, lying right at the gateway to the Domaine de Chambord, welcomes you to its tree-planted park for a stay certain to be fit for a king! Between fairytale visits to the Loire châteaux, strolling through the streets of Tours and bathing in the freshly renovated water park, your camping holiday with Sandaya offers the promise of fabulous adventures. 

Holiday activities, I hear you ask? Campers of all ages will find exactly what they’re looking for: pétanque, mini-golf, fishing, playgrounds, bike rides or exploring by pedal go-kart... It’s over to you to spend your day exactly as you want to! And for a good night’s sleep? Book your pitch, your fully-equipped cottage or even a tree-house. Then simply relax and enjoy the good life at the Sandaya Château des Marais campsite!

The unmissable events during the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance

  • Château de Chambord: “Humanisms” a series of conferences from 01/03/19 to 05/12/19; Chambord Festival from 28/06/19 to 13/07/19
  • Château de Blois: Sound & Light Show from 06/04/19 to 22/09/19; An exceptional exhibition “Children of the Renaissance” from 18/05/19 to 01/09/19
  • Château de Chaumont: Visit the refurbished Catherine de Medici room from 02/01/19 to 31/12/19
  • Château d’Amboise: “Viva Polaris” photography exhibition from 30/03/19 to 30/09/19
  • Château du Clos Lucé: Exhibition of the tapestry “The Last Supper” based on Leonardo da Vinci’s renowned fresco, on show for the first time outside the walls of the Vatican Museums, from 06/06/19 to 08/09/19

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