The gateway city to the Loire Valley
Tours has everything you need for a wonderful weekend getaway or a week-long visit. Explore the city’s Renaissance architecture from outdoors or visit the Fine Arts Museum to learn more. Enjoy a traditional French guinguette along the banks of the Loire River. Set out and explore the 300 chateaux, all within a 2-hour drive. Tours is the premier city for discovering both the old and new throughout the Loire Valley.
Just over an hour by train from Paris, Tours is a delightful city with plenty of options to explore. Whether you’re visiting as a stopover to another destination or planning on spending time exploring the city, there is something for everyone. For those who love food and wine, you can enjoy the gastronomical selection along Rue Colbert. Taste local wines, such as Chenin blanc, or cabernet franc. Visit the Hôtel Goüin on rue de Commerce and step back in time.
If you’re looking for the best way to see the highlights of this medieval city, join us on our Tours Highlights Bike Ride. With a local guide, you will explore all of the must-see sites of this picturesque town while enjoying the bike paths that line the Loire River. This 1.5 hour tour will help you immerse yourself in French culture while exploring one of the countries oldest settlements. There are so many hidden treasures to be found; join us to explore!
France's University Town