Sightseeing route in Tours

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【City description】

It’s a town between Loire river and Cher river. We stay in this town to visit other castles. In the epoch of Louis 11th, this town was the French capital. We can find traditional woody buildings in the old area.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★☆☆

【Time required】

 4 h 30

【Budget】

 11.80 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★☆☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Tours station

Gare de Tours

★Go to Bernard Palissy St in front of the station.



②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

You can register a tour to visit castles in the Loire region here.

★Continue to walk on the street and turn right when you arrive at a park. It takes 10 minutes.



③Art Museum

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 6 euros

Opening hour: 9 h 30 am – 12 h 45 / 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: Tuesday, 1/1, 5/1, 7/14, 11/1, 11/11, 12/25

★Go to Lavoisier St in front of the museum.



④St-Gatien Cathedral

Cathédral St-Gatien

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 h 30 am – 8 pm

Close: No

★Continue to walk on the street for 5 minutes.



⑤Tours Castle

Château de Tours

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: Monday

This castle is used for the art expositions at present.

★Go straight on Colbert St to visit the center street. There are many restaurants. It takes 15 minutes.



⑥Saint-Julien Basilic (it’s not accessible in the interior)

Basilique Saint-Julien

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

There is the Companionship Museum beside the basilic. If you are interested in the museum, visit it.

Companionship Museum
Musée du Compagnonnage

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 5.80 euros

Opening hour: 9 am – 12 h 30 / 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: 1/1, 5/1, 7/14, 11/1, 11/11, 12/25


★Continue to walk on the street for 10 minutes.



⑦Plumereau Square

Place Plumereau

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

There are restaurants around here.

★Go to Change St and turn left at the end.



⑧Charlemagne Tower (it’s not accessible in the interior)

Tour Charlemagne

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

⑨St-Martin Basilic

Basilique St-Martin

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 7 h 30 am – 7 pm (until 9 pm in summer)

Close: No

★Go to the street in front of the tower and turn right when you arrive at Nationale St with the tramway rail. It takes 20 minutes.



⑩Jean Jaurès Square

Place Jean Jaurès

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Heurteloup Boulevard to return to the station. It takes 10 minutes.



【Goal】

Tours station

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