Books, authors and readers meet at a festival in the garden of a French castle

The town of Tours is located at the heart of the France’s spectacular castle region along the valleys of river Loire. One of the castles near Tours, Chanceaux-près-Loches, has invited authors and readers already twenty times to the castle’s beautiful garden to enjoy books and authors’ debate. French love their authors, who not only get to meet one another and readers, but who also get to pose in selfies and attend author signings.

la foret des livres, Chanceaux
Photo by Actualitté on Flickr.

La Forêt des Livres (Book Forest) is the event’s official title, but it is also known as the Woodstock of Literature. It is a one-day event that features about 200 authors and 60 000 visitors.

The event has its own web page that is worth following if you are traveling in France at the end of August. If you are planning to travel to southern France, get valuable tips for Provence and Cote d’Azur from the travel guide The Gems of Nice and the French Riviera.

la foret des livres, Chanceaux

la foret des livres, Chanceaux
Photos by Actualitté on Flickr.

View video by TV channel France 3 that shows the beautiful castle and the garden where the event takes place:

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