Events

7 & 8 july : Nights of a Thousand Lights (Nuits des Mille Feux)

For 19 years now, the Nights of Thousand Lights have been attracting lovers of beauty and poetry.

For two evenings in a row, the gardens will be lit up by 2,000 candles. Open exceptionally at night, the gardens are bathed in light and you can wander up and down the paths of Villandry at twilight. And when the sun sets, the 2,000 candles sparkle in a blaze of glory.

Your stroll around the gardens is interrupted by the Vadrouillescircus performances from the Collectif AOC. A trampoline in the château’s court of honour, wire and Chinese poles in the forecourts, a trapeze in the water garden… Venturing outside the traditional circus tent, five artists will take your breath away with their acrobatic feats. This creativity creates unique moments of emotion and circusry for the whole family.

Production: Collectif AOC
With the support of the City of Reims and Champagne-Ardenne Regional Council (ORCCA).
The Collectif AOC receives the support of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Cultural Affairs Division by way of Assistance to recognised companies, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council, Dordogne Departmental Council and the Town of Boulazac.
The Collectif AOC is a company associated with the Boulazac-Region Nouvelle Aquitaine Agora National Circus Arts Centre.

Performances held with the support of OARA – Nouvelle-Aquitaine Artistic Office.

From 10.30 p.m., the Luminéoles by Porté par le Vent, luminous imaginary birds with slender wings, dance with the wind in an extraordinary aerial ballet. In the water garden, their flight offers an array of colours unfolding against the backdrop of sky and gardens.

This fairy-like tour ends with and incredible firework display (11.00 pm) reflected in the pond, justly known as the “water mirror”.

Special rates apply
The ticket office is open from 9.00 pm to 10.30 pm.

The ticket office is open until 7.30 p.m. and then from 9 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Due to the popularity of the event in 2016, we recommend that you buy your tickets on site before 7.30 p.m. or buy your tickets online (the online ticket office will be open from 15 June).The château’s restaurant, la Doulce Terrasse, is exceptionally open non-stop from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last orders). Reservations are strongly recommended.

 

Crédits photo Sandra Daveau
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