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
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..
40 Rue De La Préfecture F - 37000 Tours
Hôtel Des Arts is a small, charming and quiet hotel renovated with care and taste. Ideally situated in the historical quarters of Tours, this hotel boasts elegantly furnished and comfortable rooms in which to spend restful nights. Guestrooms are eq..
19 Rue Blaise Pascal F - 37000 Tours
Hotel De Rosny is ideally situated in the centre of the city of Tours, just behind the main railway station and only a few steps away from the city convention centre. It is surrounded by a multitude of restaurants and shops. In front of the hotel ar..
12, rue Gambetta. F - 37000 TOURS
"A family-run hotel, under the same ownership for over thirty years, now in the capable hands of the owner's children. Located at the heart of the city, just a stone's throw from the Old Town and from the ""Vinci"" internatio..
5 bd Heurteloup F - 37000 Tours
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.
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..
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..
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.
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..
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..
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.