Discover towns and villages of Touraine Loire Valley

Touraine Loire Valley: towns and villages Discover towns and villages

The cities of Touraine are perfect for a city break to have dinner in a restaurant, or to visit a market or a monument, or for an afternoon shopping spree. You will enjoy our cities for their harmonious architecture consisting of unspoiled downtown areas that are home to top-rated tourist attractions, as well as for their lively atmosphere.

Visit Tours, the gateway city of tourism in Loire Valley

Located at the heart of an area exceptionally rich in heritage with the major Loire Valley castles all close by and great vineyards like Vouvray, the city of Tours delight travellers from around the world with its medieval center, the great shopping areas, and also in summer with (...)

A taste of Italian style at Amboise

It is often said that Amboise has the most Italian flair of all the Loire Valley cities. The presence of many tourists from the other side of the Alps is a cheerful reminder of what the Italian Renaissance brought to the area five centuries ago.

Thus, Amboise is an unmissable st (...)

Chinon and its famous wine

Chinon... an evocative name. Foodies will recall an excellent bottle of Chinon wine, while history enthusiasts will be reminded of Joan of Arc and Richard Lionheart. Finally, all of them will be happy to stay in this appealing wine city of Chinon!

Loches, a royal surprise!

The gateway to southern Touraine, Loches is the perfect representation of the architectural transition that gradually took place during the Renaissance.

On Wednesdays, the historic centre welcomes one of the loveliest markets in Touraine, where the best local produce is prominent (...)

Other noteworthy towns & villages

Many other towns in Touraine are definitely worth a stop, whether to do a little market shopping, or to visit a monument or go on a short hike. Three villages in particular, all members of 'Plus beaux villages de France' (France's most beautiful villages), are noteworthy: Montré (...)

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