Festival of the tomato and flavours

9th & 10th September 2023


Special 25th anniversary

✳ The music band “Les Barons du Bayou” will add a festive atmosphere to the event.

✳ 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 at Billets-Graines D’angelier , 25 euros per person (festival admission included). Players must be at least 12 years old.   ⚠   Instructions will be given in French



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

Culinary demonstrations and tastings including all day participation of “Les Disciples Escoffier”. Profits from the sale of dishes devised by Escoffier’s disciples and cooked by students from nearby cookery schools will be donated to the association Magie à l’Hôpital.

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!

Workshops and conferences

Visit of the National Tomato Conservatory followed by a Q&A with our Head Gardener, Nicolas Toutain (at 10.30am and 3pm)

✳ Workshop “How to harvest tomato seeds for sowing” run by the “Graines de Troc” association.

Conference on pepper and wine.

Conference on food and well-being, hosted by Anaelle Frelon, a professional dietician

Tomato market

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

✳ 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 “Draw me your planet” 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