Located at the heart of the Pays de la Loire, one of the most iconic areas of France, the quaint city of Tours rests on the banks of the Loire River and is enclosed by a superb scenery of rolling green fields and picturesque villages that only add to its fairy tale allure. Dating to the Middle Ages and hosting a vast array of magnificent architecture centred between Place Jean Jaures and the river bank, the city is home to warm locals, fascinating buildings and beautiful gardens. Sometimes known as ‘the city of thirty markets’ you will find fairs and stalls on a daily basis where you can buy traditional products or make the most of your self-catered accommodation and stock up your pantry. With many family-friendly attractions such as the Parc du Lac and plenty of museums to stimulate inquisitive minds, Tours is a wonderful destination where you can enjoy an unforgettable break with your nearest and dearest.
Renting holiday accommodation in Tours
The idyllic Loire region is a popular location with families and travellers who want to escape the bustling tourist crowds of Tours will find that a holiday rental is the most convenient option to enjoy such a charming city away from the noisy hordes found in hotels. With an ample selection of modern apartments in the city centre, townhouses with a private garden or quiet holiday lodgings in the suburbs for those who prefer some space, HouseTrip offers an inexpensive and more authentic choice to book your family break. Renting self-catered accommodation means that you can enjoy a home away from home for a fraction of the price and ensure that your little ones have all the room they need to play while you relax in the evening.
Where to stay in Tours
A holiday rental will give you the perfect excuse to interact with Tours’ otherwise unreachable local community and get first-rate tips about the city from those who know better than anyone; only the locals will be able to tell you where to find the most attractive brasseries where you can sample the choicest rillettes, a local specialty of pork paté. If you are curious to experience Tours in the same way as a local would just ask your Host for the best places to visit away from the tourist trail; they will be more than happy to suggest the nicest wine tours or how to avoid the queues at the market. After a long day visiting incredible châteaux, Renaissance churches and gorgeous parks, putting the washing machine on is probably the last thing on your mind but you know that it’s there should you ever need it.
Tours with the family
No matter where you go in Tours you will always find an ancient church with a Gothic façade to visit, a medieval palace that will make your children’s imagination run wild or a manicured garden in which to sit down and enjoy a quiet moment. If you need to recharge your batteries with a snack just lose yourself in the old quarter’s countless narrow lanes where you will discover plenty of little cafés in sunny squares in which to sample some local wine. If you fancy a memorable day trip, visit nearby Amboise Castle, an imposing 15th century medieval fortress that will transport you to an enchanted storybook. Tours is such a fabulous destination with so many possibilities that you will wonder why it took you so long to visit.