Place Plumereau in Tours
15 minutes from our hotel
At the heart of the Old Tours, Place Plumereau is at the centre of the Saint-Martin district and stands as one of the city’s oldest squares. Formerly a marketplace in the 13th century selling flowers to decorate hats, the square changed names many times before taking the name of city councillor Charles Plumereau in 1888. Today, the former marketplace is still bustling thanks to the numerous cafés and restaurants surrounding it, its terraces filling out on sunny days.
Both locals and tourists meet to have something to eat or drink against a wonderful backdrop, the square being surrounded by old timber-framed houses from the Middle Ages, most of which are listed historic monuments. Located only 15 minutes on foot from our hotel here in Tours, it also serves as the perfect place to start exploring the maze of little streets winding through the city’s historic centre.