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500 years of Renaissance in Tours

Take advantage of your stay at the Artist Hotel to discover the events of the 500 years of Renaissance in Tours.

2019 marks the 5th centenary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, the birth of Catherine de Médicis and the laying of the foundation stone of the Château de Chambord. No less than 700 exceptional events are organised during the year to celebrate this anniversary throughout the Loire Valley, the cradle of the Renaissance in France. On the program, artistic creations, symposiums, heritage tours, sound and light shows and much more.

Find below some events not to be missed!


Festival 37° in the shade at the Cloître de la Psalette

The association La Simplesse offers you different concerts ranging from Renaissance to jazz, all the talents and all the genres are united there. A special place is given to young musicians from the Centre-Val de Loire region, who perform as the first part of each concert. This year, the festival pays tribute to the writer Honoré de Balzac but also to the 500 years of Renaissance in the Loire Valley « Viva Leonardo ».

Sundays at 2:30 pm - Until August 17


Sound and light at the Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts offers a show worthy of the « Illusions of the Cathedral ». The architecture of the former Archbishops' Palace and its park will serve as a « scope » for a composition of sounds and images that will take you to the heart of the Renaissance. Thanks to a dedicated module, the switching on and off of the lights will depend on the time of sunset.

Every evening at 10:15 pm in August and September - Until September 7


The Renaissance of botany at the orangery greenhouse of the botanical garden

The Renaissance is a rich period for plants that emerge from monasteries and appear in gardens. This exhibition reveals all the botanical innovations related to this period.

Every day from 2pm to 5pm - Until November 3rd

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Following the national lockdown announcement end of October 2020, the hotel is open some days of the week; unfortunately, we are not able to open every day of the week.
You will find more details to see which weeks we are open by checking on our information page whose link is at the end of the message or by calling us.

Everything is done to make your stay as pleasant as possible under the current conditions: a few dinner options and an à la carte breakfast served in your room.

We have worked hard and are trained on our new health and cleaning protocols in order to welcome you in the best possible conditions.
Due to these new health and safety measures, we inform you we had to modify some of our services.

You will find more information on our page, « Our health measures for a relaxing stay » which you can find in the section « Relaxing time at the hotel ».

We hope to see you again soon in our hotel!

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