Indre-et-Loire

Tours

Recommended
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.

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Cathedral of St Gatien Cathedral of St Gatien
Cathedral of St Gatien
Started in the middle of the 13C and
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Musée de Compagnonnage
Musée de Compagnonnage
Occupying the guest quarters (11C) and
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Tours Fine Arts Museum
Tours Fine Arts Museum
A huge cedar of Lebanon stands in the
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Old Tours
Old Tours
Around Plumereau square, we find
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The Cathedral Quarter
The Cathedral Quarter
Despite being less frequented by the
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Place Plumereau Place Plumereau
Place Plumereau
Place Pluereau is located in the
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