and its region
A visit to Tours is a must for anyone travelling to this constantly changing city. It combines tradition and modernity, with the Loire as its common thread, and its history is fully linked to that of the city. Tours is steeped in history and was once a royal city. Today, it is a city that is renewing itself and is well worth a visit. Visiting Tours is like stepping into the history of Touraine and meeting the Châteaux of the Loire. This "City of Art and History" is welcoming and waiting for you to discover its assets and charms.