Summer is when France’s cities display son et lumière shows. A dazzling variety of colors illuminate the sides of cathedrals, castles, buildings, gardens, and small villages. The tradition was conceived by Paul Robert-Houdin and has spread throughout France. Some of the best locations for viewing a son et lumière show include the Blois Chateau in Loire Valley, La Nuit des Chimères in the medieval section of Le Mans, Rouen Cathedral in Normandy, and the Palais des Papes in Avignon. Most of these events are free, and more details about specific viewing dates and information can be found on each venue’s website.
Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
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