The Touraine, where Gargantua was born, the land of good food and good living, offers excellent and varied accommodation. The visitor will also very quickly discover that this is a region of great chefs.
The Touraine table serves recipes from all over France and also the much- appreciated local specialities such as: rillettes (goose or pork pate), andouillettes (tripe sausage), geline, coq-au-vin with Chinon wine, delicious Ste Maure goat cheese, the so-called "Tours" prunes, macaroons made by the monks of Cormery, the fouaces (hearth-cakes) that Rabelais so loved and barley sugar.
And to go with all this? The great white wines of Vouvray, Montlouis, Amboise, Azay le Rideau; and the red wines of Chinon, Bourgueil and Saint-Nicolas; not forgetting the red, white and rose wines certified "Touraine".
OFFICE DE TOURISME DE TOURS - 78-82 rue Bernard Palissy - BP 4201 - 37042 TOURS Cedex - Tel +33 2 47 70 37 37 Fax +33 2 47 61 14 22