Polars, plants, board games, humor from the toy market… 15 ideas for outings this weekend in Touraine

Every Friday on Info Tours we offer you a series of ideas to fill your weekend. Here is the program for November 20th.


Four crime writers, Nicole Parlange, Béatrice Egémar, Denis Soubieux and Alain Denis organize an annual crime fair in Tours, Polar sur Loire. the 6e The edition will take place this Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm at the Municipal Library of Tours near Place Anatole France. Free entry in the presence of 22 authors from the Loire region who have produced thrillers, thrillers, sci-fi novels or comedies with an investigative background. Also an exhibition of sketches of court hearings. And a round table at 3:30 p.m. on the topic “Le Thrill se sits à table” or a crime lesson for 8-11 year olds from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In addition, our colleague Olivier Collet will be signing his first novel this Saturday RER, Romantic Express Network at Cultura in Tours-Nord. Appointment from 2pm to 6pm to discover this book that evokes love at first sight and friendship. A romantic comedy between Paris’ public transport… and Touraine. It is published by Le Chant des Voyelles.

And then, from this Friday to Sunday, the Manoir de la Tour de Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire will host the Histoire(s) de Dire storytelling festival organized by the A Fleur de Conte association. With in particular a fairy tale reading on pre-order for 7e this Friday from 8 p.m. (the stories will be presented to us from all over the world). Saturday at 11 a.m. free 45-minute reading for 3-6 year olds and free readings for the general public at 3 p.m. On Sunday from 2:30 p.m. a whole program all about India is announced in front of an open stage: come and tell 10 minutes . Information on 06 18 91 31 78.


Fondettes organizes a plant festival on Sunday in the Halle de la Morandière. 30 exhibitors, local producers and winemakers are expected there. A variety of activities are offered there: nomad bar with beer and wine, sale of succulents, fruit trees and roses and hot chestnuts! It is also possible to sponsor one or more vines of the Perrée Arboretum on the Town Hall stand.

street art…

A new plant is installed at the foot of the Charles Tower in Tours. After the decoration by a Portuguese artist, the artist Madame from Tours will create a new fresco this Friday from 10 am. It’s the 2nde to benefit from this creative space that changes its appearance after a few weeks.


A little over a month before the end of the year celebrations, the race for the presents begins. And it’s bargain hunting. Fondettes is organizing a toy fair on Sunday from 8am to 12pm at the ESPE Quai de la Guignière sports hall. Snacks on site.

And on the same day, but also on Saturday, there is a designer market in St-Pierre-des-Corps. It’s Salle de la Médaille from 10am to 5pm. FREE ADMISSION.

Health !

The day after the 2022 Touraine Primeur cuvée was unveiled, Amboise is celebrating its new Place Michel Debré wine this Friday. 5 domains will be represented. The evening will be moderated by the Hunchbacks of the Trompes d’Amboise association and in the presence of the Commanderie des Grands Vins d’Amboise. On-site catering: grilled meats, pancakes, pancakes, fouées… Free access.

game weekend…

The Courteline de Tours association is organizing a weekend of games on the theme of fear. With different rooms from 2 years, face painting, snack bar… On the program: King of Tokyo tournament, blind test on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Free admission.


Marcus is a super nice guy. At least that’s what it says on the poster for his show, which will be presented this Friday from 8.30 p.m. in the Bizeau room in Véretz. “For this new show I will be sweet, adorable and smug. I will be the advocate of political correctness. My show will be the quintessence of goodwill. No jokes about women, politics or religion… I offer you a soft, sweet, rosewater-scented humor. You enter the show like you’re in a bubble bath. A series of smug valves will follow. This time it’s decided, I’ll be super nice…” he assures in the pitch. Tickets from 6 to 10€.

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