Festival of the tomato and flavours

7th & 8th September 2024


Program in progress


✳ Around fifty exhibitors in relation to the tomato and its savours.

Culinary demonstrations and tastings.

Drawing competition for children up to 12 years old.

Guess the weight competition: correctly guess the weight of the gourmet basket, and win the basket and its contents!

Escape game and adventure course to discover the troglodytic galleries of the Château de la Bourdaisière. Researchers from the Prince de Broglie’s agronomy team have created a new variety of tomato capable of withstanding severe drought and producing large harvests. As a team, will you be able to find the seeds hidden in the galleries during the troubled period of the war? Unfortunately, the holder of the secret is now deceased, and you’ll need only the clues he left to find the famous seeds. You’ll have 1 hour to find your way around, find the code, get out, open the safe and win!

⇒ Registration required (soon)

Players must be at least 12 years old.   ⚠   Instructions will be given in French

Workshops and conferences

Visit of the National Tomato Conservatory followed by a Q&A with our Head Gardener, Nicolas Toutain

✳ Workshop


Tomato market

Sale of organic tomatoes in a variety of colours, produced by Jacky Mercier, specialist in old varieties of tomatoes.

Sale of seeds from our tomato conservatory (more than 200 varieties)

✳ Around 10 tomato products stamped “Château de la Bourdaisière” will also be on sale.

Practical information

Opening hours : from 10am to 6pm

During the festivals, the access to the exhibiton “Deyrolle anatomy lessons” is closed !


12 km from Tours and Amboise – 7 km from the TGV train station – Saint-Pierre-des-Corps TGV (55 minutes by TGV from Paris)


Full price: €8

Reduced price: €6 : unemployed persons, students, Montlouis residents, groups of more than 20 people. (Proof required).

FREE for children under 10 years old.

Free parking.

Picnics are not allowed.


Nathalie Degroote
+33 6 09 02 59 90