Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, Tours is a welcoming and vibrant city which still has a small-town atmosphere. Tours makes an excellent base for visiting the magnificent chateaux in the area, including Villandry and Chenonceau, Excursions to all the chateaux can easily be booked at the Tourist Office, other local attractions include the Musee des Vins, the splendid Cathedral and the former Bishop's Palace. French Travel Service offers rail and hotel holidays to Tours, a great base from which to visit the Loire Chateaux
EXCURSIONS: Prices start at 19€ for a half day rising to 50€ for a full day excursion. Mainly in air conditionned minibuses which carry between 2 & 8 people so provided you are not on your own you are guaranteed that the excursions will operate.
LATE NEWS - ADDITIONAL HOTELS, MORE CHOICE: As well as the hotels featured on this page, french Travel Service's network of contacts now allow us to book more hotels in Tours, including the Three Star Mercure Centre Gare, Quality Harmonie and Holiday Inn Centre. Please ask for details and prices
Travel is via Paris (change of station) or via Lille (change of platform)