Knights, Vegan Place, beers, rollerblades, diving… 19 events for a massive weekend in Touraine

Knights, Vegan Place, beers, rollerblades, diving… 19 events for a massive weekend in Touraine


You run into them at the bar or at the ticket office during concerts and Le Temps Machine events: the volunteers at the Joué-lès-Tours hall have a big party on Saturday. The team offers a 100% local and very electro program that will bring together Poolidor, Control Z Experience and Oshun in the club. Exhibitions of photos, paintings, comics and other surprises will be on display during the evening in the hall of Le Temps Machine. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., presales at €5 or €7 on site.

And then the next day, meeting from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Beaumonts, Maryse Bastié district in Tours. The site of the former military barracks is home to Les Clochettes Sonores, organized by an association that fights against the exclusion of precarious people. “In a reggae/dub sound system atmosphere in partnership with the No Other Wise association, we invite you to come and discover our association and how it works with the various actors of social action, but also with the socio-cultural sector” she explains. Also on the program: catering and thrift store.


Friday from 8 p.m., the Le Quartier bar welcomes the Cie La Clef for an end-of-year show by amateur actors and actresses. It’s a 100% improvisational evening on stage… with challenges launched live, without a safety net.


After Marie Tellig in recent months, a new artist is moving into the restaurant La Petite Cuisine Rue Voltaire in Tours: from Saturday, you can discover the works of Aurélia Vissian. Opening at 6 p.m.

Otherwise, Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine receives the National Navy on Saturday and Sunday to present its missions and trades. Several free activities: workshops, simulators and virtual tours. Artistic exhibitions will also be presented within the castle (models of the buildings of the National Navy made by Louis Menelli, sculptures by the artist Chésade, watercolors by Philippe Gloaguen, on-board painter-watercolourist and paintings by Nadia Delacroix). And it’s free.

In Amboise, beginning this Friday of an exhibition on… the tramway. Well, that of Amboise in the years 1913-1933, not that of Tours, which caused talk with the project of 2e line. On view until September 18 at the Musée-Hôtel Morin. Opening this Friday at 6:30 p.m. A conference is scheduled for Saturday at 4 p.m. to find out everything. There will even be a model of the old tram. And most importantly, admission is free.

Finally, we advise you to go to Petit-Pressigny. Gerda Jacobs (visual artist), Sam Lee (visual artist), Robert Scesa (sculptor) and Rieja Van Aart (photographer) take advantage of the weekend to welcome people to their studios: public and other artists. The fifth edition of this event will be a mix of artists from Tours and artists from other backgrounds with Christophe Mirande (enamel/Paris), Danielle Cornu (ceramics/Chédigny), Renaud Bouet (drawing/Poitiers), Marian Bruce ( drawing/United Kingdom), and Morgan Pansier (graphics/Loches). By visiting all the places we can even try to win a work! More info on Facebook Les Artistes du Petit Pressigny.


Sunday from 4 p.m., the Tours’N’Roller association is organizing a hike with two loops: one for beginners of around 4km on a simple route, then a confirmed loop of around 15km in the city centre. The event is open to skaters of all levels. Participation is free. Wearing a helmet and protections is recommended. The starting point is the lake parking lot (Avenue du Générale Niessel, near the Center Aquatique du Lac in Tours).

And then on Saturday, introduction to disabled sport Gymnase Vaucanson, by a student group from the IUT of Tours and with the Touraine Handisport association. Table tennis, boccia, archery and blowgun will be honoured. You will be able to learn archery, only you will be seated in an armchair. In boccia, you will play, but without using your dominant hand. In addition to this restrictive aspect, it allows you to discover and practice certain non-habitual sports. It’s from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Refreshment on site.

You can also follow the French sports diving championship at the Bozon swimming pool on Saturday and Sunday, organized by Touraine Plongée. 350 participants from all regions of France who qualified. Athletes aged 16 to 74 around the pelvis, with more than 40% women. The events: 50m emersion, 200m trial, 100m team rifle… Also a disabled section. The competitions start early in the morning. And the public is welcome in the stands;

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