Chateau de CHEVERNY - Val de Loire



May 2024

Hat Festival



Château de Cheverny will host its fourth Hat Festival in May 2024.

This is a unique event in the world of fashion that will bring together top French hat designers to exhibit and show off in a fashion show their hats for men and women.

An exhibition-demonstration will be taking place in the Trophy Room. This will be the opportunity to watch the milliners at work.

Highlight of the festival: the hat fashion show*, which always promises to surprise. Straw, sisal, buntal, feathers, flowers and so many more materials are creatively used by the milliners, particularly on the theme of Love, in homage to the recent Garden of Love installed at the castle.

“The Château de Cheverny hat festival is the only one where feminine and masculine hats take part! This event, which goes hand-in-hand with elegance and refinement, will give everyone the opportunity to enter a luxury universe and to adopt it for a weekend. We are proud to support French elegance. The haute-couture reputation of our festival is gaining ground”, explains the Marquise de Vibraye, owner of Château de Cheverny.

A prestigious judging panel including fashion professionals will award the following prizes:

  • Elegance prize
  • Know-how prize
  • Originality prize
  • 100 years prize
  • Château de Cheverny Prize.


Adults who turn up wearing a decorative hat to the fashion show will enjoy a preferential price.

* During the fashion show, the young women will be dressed by the designer Peng Saenpinta.

Practical information:

Opening times during the festival:

• 9:15am to 6pm 


Hat Festival prices (castle and gardens included):

• 21 May: usual entry prices

• 22 May:

• Adult: €20 

• Reduced rate (Children 7-14, students under 25 y.o.): €17 


Castle and gardens entry prices:

• Adult: €14 

• Reduced rate (Children 7-14, students under 25 y.o.): €10 

• Children under 7 y.o.: free

• Disabled person: free

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