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Images of key moments in the history of the château (see pp126–7) are projected onto its façade. Included are the visit of Joan of Arc in 1429, the poetry contest between Charles of Orléans and François Villon, and the assassination of the Duc de Guise. Watch the show from the château’s courtyard. Cléry-Saint-André La Révolution Française (1¾ hours). Tel 02 38 45 94 06. # last 3 w/ends Jul: 10:30pm. com A cast of hundreds recreates the uprising, struggles and other events of the French Revolution.

Today many of the shows use lasers and dramatic fireworks, as well as a cast of Actor at hundreds (often amateur actors drawn from Amboise the local community), to create a spectacular pageant. The following list includes the main regular shows, but it is worth keeping an eye open for posters advertising one-off events. Performance times may vary. VA L L E Y Loches Les Nuits Royales (approx 3 hours for the two events). Tel 05 47 59 01 32. # mid-Jul– mid-Aug: 10pm Tue. & A dramatic nocturnal walk around the floodlit monuments and medieval streets of the town, starting from the Logis Royal.

It opened for traffic in 1975. Before then, the estuary was crossed by ferry, and the nearest bridge was at Nantes. A V I E W O F T H E R I V E R L O I R E 35 St-Florent Once the church of a Benedictine monastery, the abbey on the promontory was the site of dramatic events during the Vendée Uprising (see p68). More than 40,000 Royalist troops and their supporters crossed the river here. Montsoreau Montsoreau, at the confluence of the Loire and Vienne rivers, has a 15th-century turreted château (see p85).

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