Getting here

In your car or by public transport? Whatever you choose, here are some tips to guide you with perfect peace of mind on your holiday in Touraine!

By train

It takes 1 hour by TGV train to go from Montparnasse station in Paris to Tours / Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station.

Other direct connections are available in the Paris region: Massy (Orly Airport), Marne-la-Vallée (Disneyland) and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Approximate travelling time to other cities: Bordeaux (2 hrs), Reims (3 hrs), Lille (3 hrs), Metz & Nancy (3 hrs 30 min), Brussels (3 hrs 40 min), Lyon (4 hrs), Strasbourg (4 hrs), London (5 hrs), Marseille (5 hrs 30 min).

Practical tips: www.voyages-sncf.com

By road

Three motorways pass through Touraine: the A10 (between Paris and Bordeaux), the A28 (between Rouen and Tours) and the A85 (between Nantes and Bourges).

Practical tips: www.vinci-autoroutes.com

Here are a few examples of the distances from various cities to Tours: Nantes (222 km), Paris (238 km), Rennes (242 km), Rouen (274 km), Bordeaux (348 km), Dijon (419 km), Lille (460 km), Lyon (463 km), Toulouse (525 km), Montpellier (664 km), Marseille (798 km), Nice (955 km).

The coach companies Ouibus and Isilines also run services in the city of Tours.

By plane

Tours-Val de Loire airport welcomes flights to and from London, Porto and Marrakech all the year round, plus Marseille, Dublin, Ajaccio and Figari in summer.

Taxis, rental cars and coaches are available on your arrival, taking you in less than 10 minutes to the town centre of Tours and the train station.

Practical tips: www.tours.aeroport.fr