Visit the castle of Chaumont sur Loire and attend its international Garden Festival!
The fortress of Chaumont-sur-Loire was built around the year 1000 to keep watch over the border between the counties of Blois and Anjou. After Pierre d'Amboise rebelled against Louis XI, the king ordered the castle's destruction. Later in the 15th century Château de Chaumont was rebuilt by Charles I d'Amboise. Protected as a monument historique since 1840, the château was given into state ownership in 1938 and is now open to the public.
The theme of the 28th edition of the Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival is “Gardens of Paradise”.