Top Choice Equestrian Show in Saumur

Cadre Noir

The Cadre Noir equestrian display team puts on two types of astonishingly graceful show: Matinales, hour-long training demonstrations with commentary; and – this is what it's most famous for – ballet-like Galas that…
Spectator Sport in Le Mans

24 Heures du Mans

In the 24th week of each year (mid-June), 260,000 car-racing fans converge on Le Mans for this storied 24-hour endurance race. Driven by three-driver teams, the sleek, low-slung cars whip around Circuit de la Sarthe…
Live Performance in Blois

Son et Lumière

A sound-and-light show brings the château’s history and architecture to life with dramatic lighting and narration; an all-new 360-degree spectacle was inaugurated in 2018.
Cinema in Angers

Les Quatre-Cents Coups

Art cinema that shows non-dubbed films, many of them in English, on its seven screens. Look for the bright-red neon sign.
Performing Arts in Tours

Grand Théâtre

This impressive Italianate theatre building, opened in 1889, hosts operas, symphonies, chamber music and other concerts.
Equestrian Show in Blésois

Château de Chambord Equestrian Show

This 45-minute show features horses and riders in colourful, François I-themed dress, and birds of prey.
Theatre in Angers

Grand Théâtre d’Angers

Hosts opera, music, theatre and dance in an imposing neoclassical building (1871).
Performing Arts in Angers

Le Quai

Angers’ state-of-the-art performance and visual-arts centre.
Live Music in Tours

Centre de Congrès Le Vinci

Designed by Jean Nouvel, Tours' convention centre was built in 1994.