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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..
8 r. 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 ..
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..
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..
12, rue Gambetta. F - 37000 TOURS
Prix Prices from : 53 €
"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..
9 place du General Leclerc F - 37000 Tours
Prix Prices from : 64 €
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. Colbert F - 37000 Tours
The rumours were not wrong - this youthful establishment combines energy and seriousness at the service of market-fresh cuisine. Enjoy reasonably priced inventive dishes accompanied by good wines.
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.
101 av. de la Tranchée F - 37100 Tours
Very fine ingredients are used in the classic cuisine, which the chef revisits with great success! Everything is cooked to perfection, and the sauces and jus are perfectly done. His generous dishes are a treat for the taste buds.
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.
5 bd Heurteloup F - 37000 Tours
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..
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..