Christmas 2014 in the Châteaux of the Loire Valley
Royal Château of Amboise, "Christmas Through the Centuries"
From November 29 to January 5
“Christmas, Christmas!” This joyful princely cry still resonates today in this royal residence of Amboise. Nativity celebrations have greatly changed throughout the years, and visitors will have the chance tp discover the origins of these traditions from the Renaissance and then the 18th and 19th centuries. A superbly decorated royal residence with nearly forty Christmas trees and decorated tables in various rooms, the chateau is sure to bring the holiday spirit. Don't miss an exceptional collection of antique toys (on loan from the Musee des Jouets Anciens in Wambrechies) and exquisite original ornaments made by the Centre d'Art Verrier in Meisenthal (Lorraine). Audioguide available.
Château of Chenonceau
From December 6 to January 4
Chenonceau, the "castle of great minds," celebrates its age-old values of peace and harmony during the Christmas holidays, embracing the universal values shared with vistors that come from all over the world to see the fir trees and bouquets sumptuously displayed in every room of the castle.
National Domain of Chambord
Weekends of December 13-14, December 20-23, December 26-28
In December, come celebrate Christmas at Chambord! Magical weekends are the perfect holiday treat for families!
Château of Cheverny
December 1 to January 6
Come visit the Chateau of Cheverny, decorated with more tha 60 Christmas trees throughout the area!