City of art and history, Blois is guaranted to surprise you
A panorama of French architecture, the royal château is the door Way to the Loire Valley
A UNESCO world heritage site, the royal river invites you to Blois
Welcome to a universe of the illusion and magical arts. A unique site in Europe!
As summer is the ideal season to enjoy outdoor shows, the City of Blois, in partnership with numerous associations and sponsors, presents the Lyres d'Été Festival every year, a free, varied programme of events for all tastes. Concerts, street theatre, stories, themed walks, films, dancing and plastic arts initiation, circus, magic, fencing, astronomy, as well as relaxation sessions and nature observation… in the finest squares in the city centre and at the port de la Creusille on the banks of the Loire, some 200 options are available, offering each person the opportunity for artistic discovery and cultural and sporting involvement.
Opening this event, the Creusille guinguette (open-air cafe), a spot that blends music and cultures of the world, is a convivial, lively meeting place. A big free evening concert is performed on 13th July, just after the city's big fireworks display. Then everyone dresses up in costumes of the era for a ball that closes the Lyres d’Été to popular acclaim.