Things to see and do - Tours
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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.
Tourist attractions Tours : Things to see and do
place 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 place 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..
8 rue Nationale F - 37000 Tours
Occupying the guest quarters (11C) and monks' dormitory (16C) above the chapter house of the abbey of St Julien, this museum traces the history, customs and practices of the town guilds' journeymen. It explains trades (some extinct, some not), tools ..
9 place du General Leclerc F - 37000 Tours
Prix Prices from : 65 €
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 ..
12, Rue Gambetta F - 37000 Tours
Prix Prices from : 54 €
The Logis Hôtel des Chateaux de la Loire is located in the heart of Tours. It offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel has a bar and lounge area that is perfect for relaxing with a drink. Breakfast is served daily in the d..
12 Place Gén Leclerc F - 37000 Tours
Prix Prices from : 55 €
Just 100 metres from Tours Train Station and 100 metres from Vinci Convention Centre, Hotel de L'Europe offers a central base. It has guest rooms with a private bathroom, TV and free Wi-Fi. The Europe is furnished with antique furniture and decorati..
7 place des Petites-Boucherie 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..
74 rue 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..
30 rue Charles-Gilles 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.
26 rue 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..
5 boulevard Heurteloup F - 37000 Tours
10 place du Général-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.
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.
103 avenue 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..