Tours is one such French city that is rich in culture, roots, history and tradition. To learn more, visit this metropolis and choose from over 500 hotels.
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The Garden of France
Those who enjoy seasoned historical wonders and illustrious heritage would enjoy visiting the city of Tours. This French city housed in the centre-west of France is not for nothing renowned as the 'City of art and history'. Tours is also big on natural beauty and is perched between two rivers, the Loire to the north and the Cher to the south.
Kick-start the trip by heading towards the Old Town. Marvel at the beautiful half-timbered medieval homes that date as far back as the Roman times. Be sure to head over to the Cathedral St. Gatien. The stunning stained glass windows beautifully light-up the religious shrine. This ethereal structure comprises of Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture.
Drop by at the Cloister of la Psalette. These are gorgeous Gothic-Renaissance cloisters, a comprehensive open-sided staircase that spirals up to beautiful galleries. The round tower alongside used to be a part of the city's Roman wall. Hotel Gouin is the residence of a 15th-century silk merchant and is adorned with ornate, lavish Renaissance decoration inside as well as out.
Explore Place Plumereau - a busy Tours city square that is alive and buzzing in the evenings, when students throng to the restaurants. It is one of the iconic landmarks of the city and is one of the liveliest places out there. The energetic atmosphere is responsible for attracting tourists from all around the globe. Craving some peace and quiet? Then be sure to spend some time at the Jardin Botanique de Tours. Stroll around the lush greenery and also visit the mini-zoo which will delight kids as well as animal lovers.
When it comes to museums, one of the must-see ones is the Musee du Compagnonnage. It talks about the history of craft guilds that represented rope makers, wood turners, clog makers and similar occupations. The museum was developed to honor fine workmanship. Next to the museum, one can visit a different museum about wine. While holidaying in Tours, make sure to catch a glimpse of Hotel de Ville. Its not a hotel but Tours' City Hall. Its incredible edifice is another architectural feather in the cap. Illuminated at night, the structure and the fountain complex next to it makes it for an enchanting view.
Shop-a-holics can spend some time at the main shopping street in central Tours - Rue Nationale. It is packed with a plethora of department stores and smaller fashion outlets. As for cuisine, do indulge in local fare offered by a plethora of restaurants dotted in the city.
The stay options in Tours are abundant with the best luxury hotels, cheap accommodations and rental apartments available for the tourists to decide which kind to opt for depending on the budget and taste.
Tours experiences oceanic climate. The best time to visit would be spring, summer and autumn as the temperatures are relatively pleasant during this period.