Enjoy your holydays rental in the center of Tours and discover its historic center.
Start your walk down the apartment, and follow us ...
The Gîte de la Tour de Guise, in a small quiet street, is close to the bustling Colbert Street, with its restaurants and bars.
A few steps from the apartment, the Loire for a short walk, or on the road "La Loire en Vélo".
Our Gîte has a secure space for your bikes
Right next to the apartment, the Château de Tours, exhibition center and its famous TOUR DE GUISE which gave its name to our street and ... our gite.
A 3-minute walk to St. Gatien Cathedral, do not forget to visit the Cloister of Psalette.
By the rue de la Barre or the rue Jules Moineaux, you arrive at place François Sicard, ...
Then cross the garden of the place François Sicard, ...
Finally, to reach the Musée des Beaux-Arts and its wonderful collections, not to mention a visit to Fritz our elephant ...
We take again by the Rue de la Scellerie, with its antique dealers, and its art galleries, (do not miss the pretty gallery of Olivier Rousseau); and here we are at the Opera de Tours where you will be able to see and hear beautiful lyric and symphonic works.
Go back up the rue Jules Favre to discover the facade of the Hotel Beaune-Semblançay, vestige of the Renaissance architecture of the city.
To arrive at Saint Julien Abbey, rue Colbert. Behind the abbey you can visit the Musée du Compagnonnage.
Cross the Rue Nationale, shopping street of Tours, where you can take the Tram.
You are right next to the Contemporary Creation Center Olivier Debré (CCCOD)
In summer, you can even take the Calèche, for a little tour in town.
By pursuing rue du Commerce, you will be able to visit the Hotel Gouin, of the XVth century.
Here is finally our famous Place Plumereau and its half-timbered houses, classified by the Lonely Planet as being "the most beautiful Place de France to take the aperitif".
For us, it's simply "Place Plume" ...
With its bars and restaurants.
Then, back to the apartment, via rue Colbert, with its magnificent medieval houses
A small stop Place Foire Roy, a small aperitif, a few races before returning to the cottage.
Our apartment is ideally located to visit the "Châteaux de la Loire".
The list of our Castles is long! There is of course the unavoidable Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise, Azay the Rideau, Blois, Chinon, Langeais, but also smaller and less famous castles as charming as the Castle of Islette or that of Gizeux.
From here you can easily visit the Beauval Zoo, or simply our wonderful Touraine crossed by the Loire so majestic, by bike, car or train.