Tours can best be described as laid back. It has large areas in the old city which are pedestrianised allowing you to walk and wander at leisure.
Neatly divided by a new tramway along Rue Nationale, you can explore to the east along rue Colbert to Musee des Beaux- Arts, Saint-Gatien's Cathedral before returning to the west side along rue de Commerce, Place Plummereau and the Basilica of St Martin. Or if you just want a quite spot for a picnic, choose the banks of the nearby Loire River
We are a couple from HK, first time visit to Tours, we like the city very much, quiet, safe, yet interesting with lots of restaurants and shops.
We use it as a base to visit the nearby chateau in other parts of the Loire Valley. The Tourism office is helpful as well. Everyone who like quiet life and enjoy wine and food should go there for a relax holiday! :)
nice surrounding not far from many castle to visit in town we walk x out of town we purchase a tour to chenanceau x ambois castle driver as a guide telling history of Tours and the castle x not so crowded as Paris life can relax in Tours