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Tourism

Tours and the Loire Valley

This town is laughing, loving, fresh, flowery, fragrant better than all the other cities of the world …Honoré de Balzac
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Some ideas for visits …

City of Art and History, ancient Gallo-Roman city, then capital of the kingdom of France, Tours Loire Valley enjoys an exceptional place at the centre of the famous Loire Valley chateaux, in the heart of the garden of France.

In the ” Old Tours “, you will find emblematic places such as:

  • The Saint-Gatien Cathedral
  • The Beaux-Arts museum
  • The Companionship museum
  • The place Plumereau
  • The european cultural center St MARTIN of Tours
  • “La Guinguette” (from May to September), Tours sur Loire, at the foot of the Pont Wilson, instead of friendly meeting with aperitifs and concerts.

On November 30th 2000, the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO inscribed the LOIRE VALLEY World Heritage of Humanity as a cultural landscape.

La Touraine also subject to other discoveries :

  • The Cardinal de Richelieu parc
  • The Royal Fortress of Chinon
  • The Royal City of Loches
  • The castle of Saché and the Balzac museum
  • The Rabelais museum in Seuilly
  • The house of Ronsard in La Riche (St Cosme)
Sound and light, night shows, music festivals, etc…
Find many programming on the website of the Tourist Office

Castles selection near

leschateauxdelaloire.org

Castle of Clos Lucé in Amboise (26 km)
vinci-closluce.com

Castle of Amboise (25 km)
chateau-amboise.com

Castle of Chenonceau (35 km)
chenonceau.com

Castle of Langeais (28 km)
chateau-de-langeais.com

Royal fortress of Chinon (54 km)
forteressechinon.fr

Castle of Azay-le-Rideau (34 km)
(works –> 2017)
azay-le-rideau.fr
Castle of Chambord (75 km)
chambord.org

Castle of Ussé (50 km)
(castle of The Sleeping Beauty)
chateaudusse.fr

Castle of Saché (33 km)
(Balzac museum)
lysdanslavallee.fr

Castle and gardens of Villandry (21 km)
chateauvillandry.fr

Castle of Gizeux (50 km)
(may – november)
chateaudegizeux.com
Sporting activities

Marathon of Touraine Loire Valley and the 10 & 20 km of Tours,
the 3rd weekend of September.

  • Swimmingpool and tennis courts, 1 km
  • Hiking, 3 km
  • Fishing in the Loire, 5 km
  • Whitewater sports in the Cher, 5 km
  • Climbing, 15 km
  • Golf de La Gloriette, golf Blue Green in St Antoine-du-Rocher
  • the “Loire à vélo” (“Loire by bike”, bicycle network), “Détours de Loire”: www.locationdevelos.com
  • Balloon flight; helicopter views of the castles
  • Boat trip on the Loire : Naviloire in Rochecorbon
  • Leisure park and mini -golf : Luluparc in Rochecorbon
The Loire vineyards

” The wine route ” the longest of France with its 800 km,
the Loire Valley is the third largest French wine region.

Go and meet the winemakers Appellation Chinon.
In the program, visit the cellars, vineyards and wine tasting.
ruedesvignerons.com

Partners

Tourist Office tours-tourisme.fr

Tourism portal of the Loire Valley my-loire-valley.com

Tourist Board touraineloirevalley.com

Small group tours    www.olaloire.com

Loire Valley Castles  chateaux-de-la-loire.fr

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