historic district
du vieux tours

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Le Vieux-tours

Vieux Tours is one of the witnesses to Tours' past. This historic district is emblematic of the city and well worth a visit, with its typical half-timbered houses and lively, more modern bars and restaurants.


The historic quarter of the city, the old town of Tours is a delight for onlookers. With its narrow cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and atypical old town atmosphere, the old town of Tours is full of charm and surprises. It surprises and amazes wherever you look, from the ground to the sky. If you look up, you're sure to be amazed. Today, the streets are filled with shops, stalls and gourmet restaurants showcasing the specialities of Touraine. Rue Colbert, Place des Halles and Place Plumereau are all must-sees for visitors to Tours.

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BAsilique saint-Martin

saint gatien cathedral

The Palais des Congrès

The exhibition centre