SEPTEMBER 29 - SEASONAL FRUITS, CHEESES AND TOURAINE WINES In the grandiose setting of this theater, reminiscent of the Palais Garnier in Paris, enjoy the subtle marriage of Touraine wines from Domaine Baudry-Dutour, cheeses from Fromagerie Maurice and seasonal fruit from Jardins de Meslay. A tasting hosted by oenologist Christophe Prouteau in the "Foyer du Public", a vast and richly decorated foyer that is a favorite spot for spectators during intermissions. Located on the second floor, it has two balconies.
The Tours Loire Valley Tourist Office and the city of Tours offer a thematic tour of the Old Town of Tours, led by a guide. To the west of the Rue Nationale, the Vieux Tours district extends around the Place Plumereau. It is characterised by a dense and ancient habitat. There is a homogeneous group of half-timbered houses alongside exceptional town houses. These residences bear witness to the prosperity of this sector of the town, which was developed around a huge collegiate church dedicated to Saint Martin. Once housing the body of the saint, it was the centre of one of the oldest pilgrimages in Christianity.
Visit Tours by bike with a sporty guide who is passionate about his city! The tour guide will show you around Tours, taking you along its banks, over its bridges and through its medieval and Renaissance districts. For 1h30, climb on your bike and follow your guide on a flat and easy 5.5 km route, accessible to all levels. Discover the city, its history and its heritage while cycling. At your departure, the bicycles included in the tour are individually readjusted.
At the gates of Tours, the Bateliers du Chers propose you all year long commented strolls (in french only) on the river Cher from Savonnières ( stroll upstream in direction of Tours) 6 people required for a departure. On traditional boats from the 18th and 19th Century get on board of La Charrière Belle Passante for a Discovery stroll. This boat of 12 passengers is accessible to people with reduced mobility. Animals, drinks and pic-nics are allowed on board. 1 hour commented boat trip, Change of scenery and calm garanty!
And if you go out of the ordinary for a half-day with family or friends ? Take the wheel of one of our 2CVs and admire the Loire Valley in an unusual way! Set off on the roads of Touraine to (re)discover its landscapes, its heritage and its gastronomy. Take advantage of our road books which will guide you between emblematic sites and unusual places.
The Tourist Office is located :
78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy,
From monday to friday :
8.30 am to 7 pm
on sunday :
9.30 am to 12.30 am and 2.30 pm to 5 pm
For any information, please reach our team
+33(0)2 47 70 37 37
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