The illuminated walking experience in the city of Tours

The city centre of Tours is well known for its lively and dynamic way of life due to the many pubs, restaurants and shops but also due to the 30 000 students living in town. The inhabitants are without a doubt proud of the richness of their architectural heritage and now, have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent lighting effects on of some of the main monuments.

New: the Balzac walking experience

Along with the illuminated walking tour of the old quarter of Tours, the capital city of Touraine made the choice to honour the local great figure of French literature, Honoré de Balzac. You will discover lighting effects on the buildings where the writer lived as a child and which inspired him later for his novels. As you walk along the streets, you will see his native home, the city theatre, the castle of Tours and the town hall.

Find more information about the Christmas enlightenments on the “place Plumereau” in Tours ( from the 1st to 30th of December 2019) on the official brochure.

Tours Town Hall

Tours Town Hall

The Château of Tours

The Château of Tours

The lighting all along the streets of old Tours

You can now enjoy the historical monuments in the old quarter of the city of Tours in a different lit up way (the half-timbered frame houses of the “place Plumereau”, the “Saint Pierre le Puellier garden, the place Chateauneuf with the Saint-Martin basilica and the Charlemagne tower, the Berthelot mansion and the clock tower).

Parcours Lumière

Parcours Lumière

The Basilic of Saint-Martin de Tours

The Basilic of Saint-Martin de Tours

Important to note, along with the remarkable lighting is the city’s choice to integrate a new lighting system which will save three times more energy than the traditional one.

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