Led by a guide, the Tours Loire Valley Tourist Office and the city of Tours offer you a tour of the Blanqui - Mirabeau district. Under the Ancien Régime, the city of Tours developed as its successive city walls were built. In the 19th century, with the annexation of Saint-Etienne-Extra, the city confirmed its expansion towards the south. The second half of the 19th century was marked by the multiplication of large urban construction sites that met a growing need for housing. Finally, the annexation of the communes of Saint-Symphorien and Sainte-Radegonde, in 1964, enabled the town to expand northwards. Reservations must be made in advance at the Tourist Office or online. No sales on site.
A visit of the "Paul-Bert neighborhood " is proposed with a guide from the Tourist Office : Booking on line only. Visit only in French Thank you to come 10 minutes before the departure. Free for children under 12 years old. Visit only in french For more than 10 people please contact the Group service by phone : +33 (0) 2 47 70 37 34 or by email : email@example.com.
Under the guidance of a guide, the Tours Loire Valley Tourist Office and the city of Tours offer you a "Street Art" tour. Various artists have worked in the city, whether it be private commissions or free works, some visible to all, others more discreet. This tour allows you to discover different types of contemporary expression.
Under the guidance of a guide, the Tours Loire Valley Tourist Office and the city of Tours offer you a tour of the Renaissance in Tours. Tours became the capital of the kingdom for 80 years, from 1440 onwards, thanks to the installation of Louis XI in the castle of Plessis-lès-Tours. Trade and crafts, particularly silk weavers from Italy, benefited from the presence of the court, which also enriched the local bourgeoisie. In the early years of the 16th century, with the appearance of the First Renaissance, Tours was adorned with buildings with new forms and decorations. Gothic tradition and Italian modernity were combined in exceptional building sites.