Tours is listed as a "City of Art and History" and is located in western-central France. It has about 135,000 inhabitants and is the considered as the capital of the Loire Valley Chateaux. Nicknamed "Little Paris", the city of Tours is a city full of drive and offers a wide range of things to do and to discover, that are sure to please.
You can start off with a tour of the world-famous Loire Valley “Chateaux”. An original way to visit is by minibus or in a hot-air balloon. There are also many guided tours, to help you get a better understanding of the history of these beautiful castles, like Chenonceau, Chambord and Saumur.
If you want to find out more about the city of Tours itself, you can go on guided tours of the Old City and discover its history, or wander the streets of the city at night.
Don’t miss a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts to discover a unique building, the former Archbishop's Palace, which is now listed as a Historical Monument and has a rich art collection in permanent and temporary exhibitions. The museum also holds concerts and exclusive conferences. The palace also boasts a French garden where, among other things, you can admire a cedar tree listed among the “Remarkable Trees of France”. Saint Gatien Cathedral will enchant you with its gothic style core and its magical stained-glass windows. Then enjoy a relaxing walk in one of the parks and gardens located in the city. Indeed Tours, capital of the "Garden of France", has more than 630 hectares of greenery and offers beautiful gardens, such as the botanical garden, home to many remarkable trees.
Tours, an international capital of gourmet cuisine, will delight your taste buds especially with its famous wines such as Vouvrais and Montlouis sur Loire.
In Tours, you’ll also have plenty of activities to choose from, such as golf, go-kart racing, canoeing and horse riding.
To explore the surrounding areas, take a boat tour on the Loire and Cher Rivers or go hiking or biking on one of the many trails in the region. You can also discover the city in the company of the Tourangeaux (the city’s inhabitants) themselves. The city’s “Greeters” will volunteer to show you round their city at their own pace.
Guests staying at the Brit Hotel in Tours will be:
65 km from the Brit Hotel in Blois