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The real life of a castle

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9 June 2024

La Vraie Vie de Château invites you to the Château de Saumur for a new edition. A festive day in an exceptional historic place! What if this was Real Castle Life? This 5th edition is on the theme of music.

The real life of a castle

Heritage is made to live. This is the whole meaning given to the La Vraie Vie de Château event!
An event that lives and is experienced.
An event that cannot be completely defined.
An event that has only one requirement: that you have fun in an extraordinary place.

Real Castle Life - The program


Several performances in the afternoon 



“French Quarter” is made up of three musicians who decided to come together around their passion for “New Orleans” music. To the sound of the banjo, the sousaphone and the soprano saxophone, the infectious enthusiasm of this music makes you spend a moment of pure pleasure.

Wandering around the site at 14 p.m., 15:50 p.m. and 19:20 p.m. (40 min services).



The group “Kortess” is made up of five musicians who will make you discover their compositions and sing their covers of songs that marked the history of music from the 60s to the 2000s. Crazy energy to share!


Classical music

Immerse yourself in a universe where music blends with the emblematic places of France. With a delicate mastery of the viola da gamba, Roland Kern uses each note like a paintbrush, each chord like a touch of color, to create melodies that captivate and transport you on a sensory journey.



Nua is a young Angevin artist with a universe that is both tender and sharp. A fan of ego-trips and irony, she manages slow and groovy tempos perfectly well.


West African percussion

“Fölikan” is a group made up of four musicians and a dancer, sharing their passion for West African music, drawing inspiration from the tradition of Mandinka rhythms and songs. Ready for the trip ?



The Enéas Vocal Ensemble is an amateur women's choir which performs works of very diverse inspiration and periods, from a classical secular or sacred repertoire from the 16th century to the contemporary period. A cappella songs or accompanied by a piano will delight you!



The “New Gospel Movement Choir” is a choir of around fifteen amateur and professional singers and musicians. Their repertoire includes old gospel standards, negro spirituals, blues, soul as well as their own songs. A moment to live.


Thematic visits

These visits, dedicated to music, appeal to history buffs.
Three visits (40 min) during the afternoon. Meet at the “Home” chalet for registration.

Show “Between Us…”

Three poles, a few messy chairs and four artists... A three-dimensional encounter where the horizontal and the vertical merge to form a singular and living space. “Entre Nous…” is a show filled with nostalgia and humor. Breathtaking dizzying acrobatics!

From 16h30 to 17h15.


Cuban music.

To end this festive day, “Son con Cuero” plays the “Son”, ancestor of salsa. The six musicians intend to pay homage to the greats who made this style one of the most important popular musical traditions in Cuba. Then we dance ?

From 20h30 to 22h.


Bouvet Ladubay

House founded in 1851 in Saumur. The Excellence of “Brut de Loire” 170 years of history… Free tasting of Cuvées from the Saumur Brut & Crémant de Loire appellations.

Until 18 p.m.

Pratical information

Sunday June 9 from 14 p.m. to 22 p.m.

Free and open access (also collections and exhibitions).


To be found on site :

  • Fast food (fouées, burgers, crepes, red fruits and ice cream)
  • Free access to the castle's collections and temporary exhibitions
  • Relaxation areas


Download the program flyer here

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