Top Choice Equestrian Show in Saumur

Cadre Noir

The Cadre Noir equestrian display team puts on two types of astonishingly graceful show: Présentations Publiques, hour-long demonstrations with commentary, and – this is what it's most famous for – ballet-like Galas…
Performing Arts in Tours

Grand Théâtre

Hosts operas, symphonies, chamber music and other concerts.
Light Show in Blois

Son et Lumière

In spring and summer, a nightly son et lumière show brings Blois' château's history and architecture to life with dramatic lighting and narration. Tickets are sold at the château.
Equestrian Show in Blésois

Château de Chambord Equestrian Show

This 45-minute show, new for 2016, brings together horses, riders in medieval dress, and birds of prey.
Performing Arts in Angers

Le Quai

Angers’ state-of-the-art performance and visual-arts centre.
Cinema in Angers

Les Quatre-Cents Coups

Art cinema that screens non-dubbed films. Look for the bright-red neon sign.
Theatre in Angers

Grand Théâtre d’Angers

Hosts theatre, dance and music in an imposing neoclassical building (1871).
Spectator Sport in Le Mans

24 Heures du Mans

In the second week of June, car-racing fans converge on Le Mans for the storied 24 Heures du Mans, a 24-hour endurance race first run in 1923 (it was originally designed to encourage car manufacturers to build more …
Convention Centre in Tours

Centre de Congrès Le Vinci

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