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2023 programme

September 2023
Extend your summer at l'Islette!

The château is continuing its summer programme with new "Jazzy picnic evenings" in September! 

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Upcoming dates

Friday 8 September, concert by La canne à Swing in trio. With Kevin Goubern and Laurent Blet on guitar, Alexandre Voisin on double bass.

Saturday 9 September, concert by Swing Together Trio. With Patrick Filleul on drums, David Salesse on double bass and Valentin Pommeray on piano.

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L'Islette will remain open until 9.30 pm to offer its visitors the opportunity to have an aperitif or a picnic in the park of the castle or by the river.

The visit of the castle's interior will end at 7.30pm.

Bring your own drinks and food or stock up at the shop in the mill. Don't forget to bring a tablecloth and sit down with your family or friends for a relaxed and convivial evening.

Around 7.30 pm, jazz concert in the garden.

The visit of the castle's interior will end at 7.30pm.

Normal admission fee (holders of an admission ticket purchased before 7pm can stay for the picnic aperitifs at no extra charge).

Past dates - Summer 2023

L'Islette on Venetian time!

24 & 25 June 2023
6 & 7 May 2023

Experience the magic of the Venice Carnival at the Château de l'Islette!

With the kind participation of the association Art Fusion. 

Attend our event "L'Islette on Venetian time!" where 50 costumed people will parade and then stroll through the park among the visitors, displaying their magnificent masks and sumptuous costumes.

Parades on Saturday at 3.30pm and Sunday at 11.30am & 3.30pm.

REPORTÉ AU 24 et 25 JUIN

Concert apéro pique-nique

14 July & 25 August, by the Joshua Perez Trio. Joshua Perez and Léo Watremez on guitar and Thomas Quere on double bass, follow in the footsteps of Gypsy jazz standards, from Django to Bireli...

21 July, by the Anastazor Trio.

August 4th, by the Swing Together Trio: with Patrick Filleul on drums, Ollivier Leveau on piano, David Salesse on double bass. "Our music is jazz, beautiful melodies, known and unknown standards, and always playing with passion and desire and all for the pleasure of the public. On 11 August, the trio will be accompanied by a singer.

11 August, by the E.O.P. Swing Trio: with Elora Antolin on vocals, Olivier Leveau on organ and Patrick Filleul on drums.

18 August, by La canne à Swing in trio, with Kevin Goubern on guitar, Alexandre Voisin on double bass and Éric Duverger on percussion.

The visit of the castle's interior will end at 7.30pm.

Tarif d’entrée habituel (les détenteurs d’un ticket d’entrée acheté avant 19h peuvent rester pour les apéros pique-nique sans supplément)A

Jazzy picnic evenings

Friday evenings in July and August

On these 8 Fridays during the summer, l'Islette will remain open until 9.30 pm to offer its visitors the opportunity to have an aperitif or a picnic in the park of the castle or by the river.

The visit of the castle's interior will end at 7.30pm.

Around 7.30 pm, jazz concert in the garden.

The 7 July and 28 July Saturday 12 August, par le Lizzy Bourbon Trio

14 July & 25 August, par le Joshua Perez Trio. 

21 July, by the Anastazor Trio.

August 4th, par le Swing Together Trio

11 August, par le E.O.P. Swing Trio

18 August, par La canne à Swing en trio

The visit of the castle's interior will end at 7.30pm.

L'Islette under the stars

Wednesdays 12, 19 and 26 July - 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 August

Make the most of 7 special evenings to explore the château and its park at nightfall, and by 1000 candlelights, and share a picnic with family or friends by the water.

Open without interruption until 11pm. La visite de l’intérieur du château se terminera à 9pm.

Vinea Loire Valley, a wine cellar in Azay-le-Rideau, will introduce us to wines from the region (except on July 12).

Usual entrance fee.

Wednesday 12th July

Within the framework of the nocturnes, L'Islette under the stars, at 9 pm, jazz concert

By the Jody Sternberg 5tet

With singer Jody Sternberg, accompanied by David Lewis on trumpet, Cédric Piromalli on piano, David Salesse on double bass and Patrick Filleul on drums.

The meeting of the members of this group was the starting point of an ambitious and cheerful project, immediately marked by a great artistic complicity. The quintet performs a repertoire in a tight formation with finely tuned arrangements.

Swing and elegance on the programme.

Outside, in front of the castle.

Included in the price of admission to the castle.

Wednesday 19 July & Wednesday 9 August

Within the framework of the nocturnes, L'Islette under the stars, at 9 pm, flamenco show

By the Compañia Flamenco Léa Carlosema.

During a musical and dance journey, the artists propose a total immersion in the atmosphere of the traditional "Tablao Flamenco" where the dialogue between music and dance awakens deep, unsuspected and very strong sensations in those who listen and watch.

Dance: Léa Carlosema
Singing: : Martcho Claveria & Chloé Paola Houillon
Guitar: Laurent Noël
Violin: Lina Noui

Outside, in front of the castle.

Included in the price of admission to the castle.

Wednesday 26th July

Within the framework of the nocturnes L'Islette under the stars, at 8pm, initiation followed by an Argentine tango show.

At 8pm, an introduction to Argentine tango led by Carolina Udoviko.

At 9pm, a tango show with Carolina Udoviko, Xinqi Huang and Gustavo Gomez. They'll be accompanied by El Chino Laborde, the Buenos Aires 'tango cantor', and Moscato Luna on guitar!

Outside, in front of the castle.

Included in the price of admission to the castle.

Wednesday 16th August

Within the framework of the nocturnes, L'Islette under the stars, at 9pm, jazz concert

By the Anastazor Trio and singer Louise Perret.

Outside the castle, south façade.

Included in the price of admission to the castle.

Wednesday 23rd August

Within the framework of the nocturnes, L'Islette under the stars, at 9pm, jazz concert

By the Swing Together Trio and singer Melissa Lesnie.

With Patrick Filleul on drums, Hiroshi Murayama on piano, David Salesse on double bass and accompanied by singer Melissa Lesnie. 

Outside, in front of the castle.

Included in the price of admission to the castle.

Wednesday 2 August 30 August

Within the framework of the nocturnes L'Islette under the stars, at 8.30 pm, jazz concert

By Lizzy and the Old Swing Men.

Accompanied by David Ménager on guitar, Sylvain Roudier on saxophone and Carl Cordelier on double bass, singer Lizzy Bourbon takes us on board the Bourbon's ship, Rhythm & Blues, Soul & Mambo. Based in Tours, the quartet was formed because they have been playing together for several years and it was only natural to get together again.

Outside, in front of the castle.

Included in the price of admission to the castle.

Picnic evenings by the river

Saturday evenings in July and August

L'Islette will remain open until 10pm.

Have a picnic by the water near the castle and enjoy a pleasant and relaxing moment. Let yourself be carried away by the atmosphere and the serenity of the place. Jazzy music (sound system).

Exceptionally, on Saturday 12 August, a jazz concert will be held (postponed from the jazz apéro picnic on 27 July) instead of the usual sound system.

The visit of the castle's interior will end at 8pm. 

Usual entrance fee (ticket holders who bought their ticket before 7pm can stay for the picnics by the river at no extra charge)

Opening extended until 5 November

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