Tours Breaks-2020

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Château Belmont Tours by The Crest Collection

Most popular facilities

1 swimming pool
Free parking
Spa
Pet friendly
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Bar

Néméa appart’hotel Résidence Le Quai Victor

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1 swimming pool
Parking
Pet friendly
Free WiFi
Family rooms

Le Grand Hotel

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Parking
Pet friendly
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Restaurant
Non-smoking rooms
Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
Bar

ibis budget Tours Centre Gare et congrès

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Parking
Pet friendly
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms
24-hour front desk

Oceania L’Univers Tours

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1 swimming pool
Parking
Spa
Pet friendly
Free WiFi
Family rooms

Bar

ibis budget Tours Nord

Most popular facilities

Pet friendly
Free WiFi
Free parking
Facilities for disabled guests

24-hour front desk

TOURS BREAKS

Tours is more often known as the site of the cycling race Paris Tours.

Most of the time though the city of Tours stands only as a good base for touring the magnificent chateaux of France. While the city itself may not have its own major chateaux to boast, Tours has still made its mark on the map for its food and wine and for the perfection its native language, French.

In fact the pronunciation of Touraine French is widely considered as the most perfect pronunciation of the French language that is totally devoid of any accent whatsoever that many regarded it to be as French in its purest form.

Located between the two rivers of Loire on the north and Cher at the south, Tours is famous for its ancient part of the city. CalledLa Vieux Tours, this part of the city features houses in medieval style. Its square, called Place Plumereau is filled with bars and restaurants where people can wine and drink outside and filling the center of the square while doing so.

Tours is also famous for its several parks and gardens and has been dubbed by many as Le Jardin de la France. The city is also home to a huge cedar tree that was planted by Napoleon himself right near the Cathedral of Tours.

The Cathedral of Tours was dedicated to Saint Gatien, Tours’ first bishop. The original cathedral was burnt to the ground sometime in 1166 during the fight between Louis VII of France and Henry II of England but it was replaced in 1170. The cathedral features a Flamboyant Gothic façade and is flanked by towers with bases that date from the 12th century. The rest of the west end of the cathedral however dates from the 15th century.

Another famed church in Tours is the new Basilica of St. Martin or La Nouvelle Basilique St. Martin, an elaborate pseudo-Byzantine church erected between 1886 and 1924.

St. Martin Museum is a museum dedicated to Tour’s bishop in the 4th century, Saint Martin of Tours. St. Martin Museum shows the events of St. Martin’s life and the museum site’s history.

Another museum that’s worth a visit is the Fine Arts Museum of Musee des Beaux Arts. At the Fine Arts Museum, one can find lovely pieces of furniture and an extensive collection of French and foreign paintings dating from the middle Ages to the 20th century. The Musee des Beaux Arts was formerly the Archbishop Palace in the 17th and 18th centuries.
For historical and archaeological finds, visit the Touraine Archaeological and Historical Museum where one can find a collection of pre-historical finds, Gallo-Roman and medieval archaeology, and the arts from medieval and Renaissance periods as well as 17th and 18th century arts. The 16th century building itself is the finest example of Renaissance domestic architecture in Tours.

Tours as a city dates back to the Roman times. One can find a number of Roman Tours ruins that still remain in the city today. That include the Lower Empire town gate onto the Loire, a part of the wall of the Lower Empire castrum near the rue du Petite Cupidon, baths of a private dwelling below the royal chateau and a Gallo-Roman tower.

Shopping at Tours is always a different experience with the city’s more than 30 bustling markets, the most animated of which is the gourmet market or Marche Gourmand.

Tours at night is a lively scene. The square with medieval buildings, Place Plumereau becomes a riot of restaurants and bars and exploding with tables with people who like to see and be seen.

An even trendier street is rue Colbert. This hip and fashionable street lies in the center of Tours, halfway between place Plumereau and the Cathedral.

Another popular site is Le Louis XIV. This stylish bar is a graet spot to meet up with friends or make new ones. At L’Excalibur, one can dance the night away to disco beat.

Oh, and if the shoe fits, spend a fun evening at Tour’s most popular gay bar and disco, Le G.I.

While most Loire Valley towns are kind of sleepy, Tours definitely is not. With it busy streets and bustling cafes, Tours is where the action is. You’ll have a fun time touring in Tours.

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