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Chaumont International Garden Festival 2013
24 April, 2013 - 20 October, 2013
This magnificent château and its park overlooking the scenic Loire is the setting for a long-running festival celebrating the very best in contemporary garden design.
Although Chaumont's castle and grounds are open year-round, the prime time to visit is between May and October, when the site hosts its world-renowned festival of contemporary garden design.
Chaumont's small but classically beautiful castle was occupied by, among others, Catherine de Medici (who entertained Nostradamus there), Diane de Poitiers and Madame de Staël. It has stunning interiors from various epochs and superb Belle Epoque stables boasting porcelain troughs.
The charming village of Chaumont nestles at the foot of the castle on the banks of the Loire, an ideal place for riverside walks.
The dates for the 2013 Festival are
still to be confirmed.