Le Grand Hôtel de Tours
Short guided tour of Tours
Enjoy your stay at the Grand Hotel Tours to discover the city gate of the Castles of the Loire Valley, offers general and thematic walking tours to discover its heritage or deepen your knowledge.
Easter to November, speakers guides tourist office waiting for you.
General Tours tour
Under a driving tour guide, the Tourist Office Tours Loire Valley offers a general tour of the city of Tours. A walk in the heart of Tours saved sector.
You will discover the Archbishop's Palace (XVII century -.. Eighteenth century), the Saint-Gatien Cathedral, built from the twelfth to the sixteenth century that provides the evolution of the Gothic style. Then you will take the Colbert Street, with its half-timbered facades in the direction of the district known as "the Old Town" became one of the bustling city centers with narrow streets, pedestrian often lined with many houses with facades timber frame, dating mainly from the fifteenth century. and sixteenth century.
You will reach the famous Plumereau place has a fine collection of half-timbered house, stroll through the picturesque medieval streets where you will find many shops and stalls offering a rich craft and admire the garden Saint-Pierre-le-Puellier (Gallo -Romans) with stair towers, the Charlemagne Tower. End your visit to the Basilica of St. Martin, beautiful building of the nineteenth century., Which contains in its crypt the tomb of St. Martin.
Night tour of Tours
Under a driving tour guide, the Tourist Office Tours Loire Valley offers a night tour of Tours. A magical visit!
A walk that takes you into the sweet mysterious atmosphere of the night. With the lighting plan in place in the city of Tours, you make a circuit to discover the illuminated monuments Tours: Train Station, Hotel de Ville, rue Nationale, the Charlemagne Tower, the Basilica of St. Martin, Plumereau the area, the bridges over the Loire, islands, Saint-Gatien Cathedral.
Guided tour of the Old Town
Under a driving tour guide, the Tourist Office Tours Loire Valley offers a thematic tour of the Old Town.
You will discover a dense and old housing, a homogeneous set of medieval half-timbered houses and stone mansions alongside exceptional. These homes reflect the prosperity of this sector of the city developed with the business and the pilgrimage of St. Martin. Admire the façade of the Hotel Pierre Du Puy (XV c.), Garden Saint-Pierre-le-Puellier (Gallo-Romans), stair towers rue de la Rotisserie ...
You will access the vault Luitgarde newly built on the ground floor of the Charlemagne Tower space.
Tour Renaissance Tours
Led by a tour guide, the Tourist Office Tours Loire Valley offers a thematic tour of the city: the Renaissance in Tours. Many monuments and mansions reflect the Italian influence which the mind has renewed all artistic fields in France in the early sixteenth century.
A visit to the discovery of evidence of the Early Renaissance in Tours: the Cathedral Saint-Gatien: the tomb of the children of Charles VIII and Anne de Bretagne, superb work of the sculptor Michel Colombe school; Cloister of Psalette: three beautiful galleries of the fifteenth century. and sixteenth century, and a wonderful spiral staircase (inside visit).; Hotel de Beaune-Semblançay: Former Renaissance, and the Fontaine de Beaune finely sculptured; Place Plumereau whose half-timbered house of the late Middle Ages announce the Renaissance.
Tour Antique Tours
Under a driving tour guide, the Tourist Office Tours Loire Valley offers a thematic tour of the city: Antique Tours. In the first century, the Romans founded Caesarodunum.
Walking Tour in the neighborhood of the city, where you will discover the remains of the fortifications that reveal the ancient city. You also penetrate in the Gallo-Roman underground underneath the Archbishop's Palace.
Then you reach the Castle to visit the permanent exhibition presenting the urban evolution of Tours.
Tourist Office of Tours
Tel : + 33 22.214.171.124.37 - Email : email@example.com
Book your tour on the Tourist Office website
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