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Tours, an ideal destination for lovers of historical and natural heritage, it is even classified as the "City of art and history". The city offers historical sites like Old Town, Cathedral St Gatien and amazing art from Rembrandt and Rubens which you can find in Musée des Beaux Arts. Here you can also take a romantic walk along the river Loire.

Vieux Tours (Old Town)

The half-timbered medieval houses line lanes date from Roman times. At its heart, relaxed Place Plumereau, the centre of Tours’ nightlife, is filled to the brim with café tables.

More InfoBetween pl. des Halles and rue Nationale

Cathedral St Gatien

The beautiful stained glass windows illuminate Cathedral St Gatien. This majestic building includes Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture, a real gem for everyone interested in architecture.

Addresspl. de la Cathédrale, Tours

La Psalette

In these lovely Gothic-Renaissance cloisters, an elaborate open-sided staircase spirals up to elegant galleries. The round tower alongside was part of the city’s Roman wall.

Address7 rue de la Psalette, Tours
Phone+33 2 47 47 05 19

Hôtel Goüin / Musée Archéologique

Hôtel Goüin / Musée Archéologique is home of a 15th-century silk merchant and a masterpiece of ornate, lavish Renaissance decoration inside and out. This is Tours’ main historical museum.

Address25 rue du Commerce, Tours
Phone+33 2 47 66 22 32
Webwww.musee-gouin.fr

Musée du Compagnonnage

This unique museum deals with the history of craft guilds that represented rope makers, wood turners, clog makers and similar occupations. Right next to the museum you can find another museum about wine.

Address8 rue Nationale, Tours
Phone+33 2 47 61 07 93
Webwww.museecompagnonnage.fr

Riverside walks

If you want to go out for a relaxing walk, the Loire is a great place to head for. You will find walkways alongside the river, perfect for pleasant and quiet walks beside the water.

AddressLoire, Tours

Musée des Beaux Arts

At Musée des Beaux Arts you can find works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Degas and Delacroix, all gathered here in the old Archbishops’ Palace. In the courtyard there is a 200-year-old tree and a 100-year-old stuffed circus elephant.

Address18 pl. F. Sicard, Tours
Phone+33 2 47 05 68 73
Webwww.mba.tours.fr
Emailg.lauverjat@ville-tours.fr