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Tours : Michelin's recommendations
Not all the masterpieces remain in the castles of the Loire Valley; many can also be seen in the Compagnonnage Museum in Tours. In addition, the capital of the region immortalised as “La Belle Touraine” by Alfred de Vigny retains three perfectly preserved historic quarters. Stroll along its pedestrianised streets from the cathedral to Place Plumereau, passing fine Renaissance residences and the gardens of St Côme Priory.
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Le vieux Tours F - 37000 Tours
Around Plumereau square, we find pedestrian streets, often lined with old houses and restored blocks of buildings. An abundance of cafes, restaurants and terraces, in old Tours which has been restored, makes it a particularly pleasant area for stroll..
pl. de la Cathédrale F - 37000 Tours
Less frequented by the tourists than the old town of Tours, with private residences, gardens, the Archbishops' Palace, (which houses the Fine Arts Museum) and of course, the Cathedral. The area is full of charm. At the corner of rue Petit-Cupidon and..
18 pl. François-Sicard F - 37000 Tours
A huge cedar of Lebanon stands in the main courtyard of the former archbishop's palace (17C-18C). The interior, embellished by Louis XVI woodwork and Tours silk, displays works sourced from castles destroyed by Richelieu and Chanteloup, and important..
ZAC Acti Centre F - 37 100 TOURS
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5, boulevard Heurteloup F - 37000 Tours
This truly historic boutique hotel opened its doors in 1846. It is perfectly located in the city centre in the heart of the tourist and shopping area, near Tours TGV train station. Hotel De L’univers features 91 large, comfortable and fully-equipped..
9 place du General Leclerc F - 37000 Tours
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Located between the train station in Tours City Centre and the Vinci Congress Centre, this early 20th-century hotel offers Art Deco-style guest rooms. It has a 24-hour reception with a tour desk. Each air-conditioned guest room at Le Grand Hotel is ..
26 r. Jehan-Fouquet F - 37000 Tours
This tiny bistro is proof that size doesn't matter when it comes to creating fine food! At this restaurant they know what eating well means. On the slate menu board, the chef chalks up his astute and seasonal suggestions. On the plate, the cooking an..
10 pl. du Gén. -Leclerc F - 37000 Tours
This restaurant, which opened its doors way back in 1893, is one of the oldest in Tours. The atmosphere is that of an Art Deco brasserie, with a menu that is traditional and well executed.
74 r. Bernard-Palissy F - 37000 Tours
This Tours institution dating from 1930 needs no introduction but everything has changed here now that a new team is at the helm. The dining room still has all its character (old advertising signs, butter-coloured walls, large mirror etc) and the tra..
7 pl. des Petites-Boucheries F - 37000 Tours
Housed in a bakery that dates from 1625 and still has its oven, this restaurant has everything to please those who love authenticity. The chef grows his own vegetables in his vegetable patch and cooks up food that is delicate, tasty and full of flavo..
30 r. Charles-Gille F - 37000 Tours
This restaurant, conveniently located close to the station, offers an original layout on three mezzanine-style levels. Modern cuisine using fresh, seasonal produce.
5 bd Heurteloup F - 37000 Tours
103 av. de la Tranchée F - 37100 Tours
The tables have to be tightly packed in order to cater to all the diners who flock here. A young and dynamic team cooks up fine and tasty canaille food at this pleasant bistro, which offers excellent value for money. The restaurant is part of the fam..
55 rte St-Avertin F - 37200 Tours
In this charming country house typical of the Tours region, guests can continue to enjoy attractively presented classic cuisine prepared with both skill and great assurance. Charming, friendly service of the highest order.