A day in Tours

A City of Art and History, the gateway to the Loire Valley and the heart of an exceptional historic and cultural area – Tours is truly ideal for a short city break. This is a city with a discreet reputation and that you need to get to know, enjoying first-rate cultural heritage and galvanised by the energy of its students.

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Place Plumereau, à Tours

Place Plumereau, Tours.

A day in Touraine between Azay-le-Rideau and Chinon

Chinon, a name that wine-lovers associate with the memory of a great vintage, that for history-buffs evokes the names of Joan of Arc and Richard the Lionheart, and for fans of literature, the writings of François Rabelais. Here you can bite into fouace bread or visit one of the city’s wine cellars… there’s plenty to enjoy.

Our tip:

Le Château du Rivau, près de Chinon.

The Château du Rivau, near of Chinon.

A day in Touraine between Amboise and Chenonceau

It is often said that Amboise is the most Italian of the Loire Valley cities. The large number of Italian visitors in summer is a festive confirmation of what the Renaissance, arriving in the region from Italy, began five centuries ago. Don’t miss the superb views from the Île d’Or.

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The park of the Clos Lucé, à Amboise.

The park of the Clos Lucé, Amboise.

A day in Touraine leaving from Loches

The gateway to southern Touraine, Loches is a perfect illustration of the architectural transition that progressively took place during the Renaissance. From its medieval past, the town has preserved its fortifications, its impressive keep (44 metres high) and the Saint-Ours collegiate church. From the Renaissance, Loches has inherited the Logis Royal and its finely-honed lines.

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Montresor, one of the most beautiful villages.

Montresor, one of the most beautiful villages.

A day between Bourgueil and Langeais

The River Loire, lakes, forests, vineyards, fields – a large natural area opens up in the region, which also boasts some beautiful châteaux. Some offer accommodation for your stay, others are open to visits… and at the Château des Sept Tours you can even play golf!

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"The Mag': inspirations
and magical experiences"

The Roaring Twenties at Montpoupon Castle