Guided visit of Tours

78 - 82 rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours (show map)
Category: Guided visits
Category: Event
Date: Wednesday 26 jul 2017 - Wednesday 30 Aug 2017

A pedestrian tour in the heart of the protected area.

Meet your guide at the Tourist Office for a walking guided tour of the city. Discover the Archbishop's Palace (17th and 18th C), stroll in the French gardens, enjoy the magnificent view onto the palace façade and Saint-Gatien’s Cathedral. Built from the 12th to the 16th C, it demonstrates the evolution of the gothic style. You will walk down the Rue Colbert, with its timbered façades, towards the «Old City of Tours », which has become the liveliest area in the city with its narrow and pedestrian streets showing several imbered houses, most of them dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries.
Admire the church of the former abbey of Saint-Julien and its bell-tower from the 11th century.
You will then reach the famous Place Plumereau that shows a row of timbered houses, stroll through the picturesque medieval streets where you will find numerous shops offering rich crafts and admire the garden Saint-Pierre-le-Puellier (Gallo-roman vestiges), with its stairwells, the Charlemagne Tower. Your visit will end at Saint-Martin’s Basilica, a magnificent building of the 19th century, and the grave of Saint Martin in the crypt.

Departure: at the tourist office, Tours Val de Loire, 78 - 82 rue Bernard Palissy
Pedestrian visit.
Duration: 2 hours
Please be there 10 minutes before the departure.
Free for children under 12 (please contact us: +33 2 47 70 37 37)

Date/Time

Date Time Category
26 Jul
Wednesday 26 jul 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Guided visits
2 Aug
Wednesday 2 aug 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Guided visits
9 Aug
Wednesday 9 aug 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Guided visits
16 Aug
Wednesday 16 aug 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Guided visits

Contact information

Postal code
37000
City (address)
Tours

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HOTEL DU MANOIR TOURS

Distance: 179 meters
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HOTEL DE L'EUROPE

Distance: 98 meters
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GRAND HOTEL TOURS

Distance: 165 meters
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  • Wed 26 jul 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Guided visits
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