The Chateau de la Bourdaisiere near Montlouis-sur-Loire (32 Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire) celebrates the Annual Tomato Festival – Festival de la Tomate et des Saveurs is being held on 7 – 8 September 2019.
Clearly for all tomato lovers and connoisseurs, the chateau is owned by the Prince de Broglie – the château’s unique tomato conservatory features over 630 varieties of heirloom tomatoes in every imaginable size, shape, and color. De Broglie—a passionate gardener—has been collecting tomato seeds since 1995, searching out unique varietals in markets around the world to plant in his garden.
Previous year’s theme concerned the dietary benefits of the tomato for your health. Amongst the attractions will be some cookery demonstrations, a slow food display, 35 or so stands of exhibitors. The chateau also boasts a new Dahlia Garden.
Later in the autumn the Chateau also hosts a Forest and Wood Festival (Festival de la Forêt et du Bois) 19 – 20 October 2019. This event promises to explore our relationship with trees in all its aspects – wood sculpture, construction, environment and leisure, together with a range of activities for children.
For more info on the Tomato Festival see www.labourdaisiere.com and for the Forest and Wood Festival see www.labourdaisiere.com/portfolio/festival-foret-bois/
Chateau de la Bourdaisiere B&B, Montlouis-sur-Loire
Chateau de Labourdaisiere is also a hotel – a magnificent fifteenth-century castle offering spacious and refined accommodation.
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