THE INTERNATIONAL GARDEN FESTIVAL, THE CHÂTEAU, THE STABLES, THE HISTORIC GROUNDS AND THE CONTEMPORARY ART INSTALLATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS ARE OPEN TO VISITORS.  
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FROM THE 1ST OF JULY TO 31ST OF AUGUST 2015
NOCTURNAL EVENTS AT CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE

“Gardens of Light”: a truly original illumination of the Festival Gardens
Every evening, except Friday, from 10 pm to midnight
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“Magical Nights”: Château illuminations, over 2 500 candles
Fridays 17, 24 and 31 July / 07 and 14 August, from 10 pm to midnight
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Less than 200 km south of Paris, nestling between the cities of Tours and Blois, is a haven of poetry. Owned by the Centre-Val de Loire Region, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire welcomes the public all year round to its château and park – a natural oasis on a headland stretching out 40 metres above the wild Loire. Whatever the season, the château, once the home of Catherine de Medici, Diane de Poitiers and Princess de Broglie, beckons you indoors to admire its cosy and lavishly furnished interiors, which have been hugely embellished over recent years.

Installations by an array of contemporary artists in the château and along the footpaths of the park will catch you by surprise, captivate and inspire you. In 2015, 15 new artists are taking over the Estate, its grounds and outbuildings: the château has been graced with Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco's "phantom flowers" and Swiss artists Gerda Steiner's & Jörg Lenzlinger's surrealist hanging garden, the Stable Ring sports a spectacular installation by the Brazilian Tunga and the Le Fenil Gallery is adorned with an exceptional wall hanging by the Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui. Go for a wander around the Historical Park to see the gossamer installations by German artist Cornelia Konrads, the "River Constellation" by French artist Christian Lapie and the tree knight by Finnish artist Antti Laitinen. Highly acclaimed photographers including Edward Burtynsky, Naoya Hatakeyama and Alex MacLean shed light on the ravages of human action on nature through stunningly beautiful images, while Mélik Ohanian, Xavier Zimmermann and JeanChristophe Ballot unveil the pictorial splendour of trees from here and elsewhere.

Artistic emotion abounds everywhere at Chaumont-sur-Loire!

 

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