Indre-et-Loire
Tours
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Tours The Essential
Recommended
Not all the masterpieces remain in the castles of the Loire Valley; many can also be seen in the Compagnonnage Museum in Tours. In addition, the capital of the region immortalised as "La Belle Touraine" by Alfred de Vigny retains three perfectly preserved historic quarters. Stroll along its pedestrianised streets from the cathedral to Place Plumereau, passing fine Renaissance residences and the gardens of St Côme Priory.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Tours
Cathedral of St Gatien
Cathedral of St Gatien
Started in the middle of the 13C and
30 minutes
Musée de Compagnonnage
Musée de Compagnonnage
Occupying the guest quarters (11C) and
120 minutes
The Cathedral Quarter
The Cathedral Quarter
Less frequented by the tourists than the
90 minutes
Old Tours
Old Tours
Around Plumereau square, we find
30 minutes
Tours Fine Arts Museum
Tours Fine Arts Museum
A huge cedar of Lebanon stands in the
120 minutes
Place Plumereau
Place Plumereau
Place Pluereau is located in the
15 minutes