Tours is the capital city of Touraine but it also used to be the capital city of the kingdom of France in the 15 and 16th centuries. The city preserved its architectural and cultural heritage and is now a French Town of Art and History with many places, buildings and monuments to visit: Place Plumereau, Saint-Gatien cathedral and its tastefully decorated facade as well as many museums throughout the city.
The Renaissance garden of the Villandry castle are renowned for their beauty and the wide variety of their plant species. You'll get to discover five different gardens: the vegetable garden, the decoration garden, the water garden, the garden of the simples and the labyrinth.
The castle of Amboise is quite representative of the Renaissance era. The building dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries and is set over the Loire river, which offers a sumptuous panorama from its belvedere. Inside the castle, you'll get to admire a collection of gothic and Renaissance furniture in the various rooms of the castle...A great trip down history lane!
Discover the Valley of the Kings of France from the sky! "Touraine t'erre d'envol" provides you with an original way to discover the castles of Touraine and appreciate their beauty on a hot air balloon. A memorable moment!