A 15 minute walk from our hotel
Near the banks of the Loire at 15 minutes from the hotel, Old Tours is the perfect place to go right back in time to the Middle Ages. Somewhat overlooked up until the 1960s, this magnificent district has regained its former glory thanks to a series of public renovation policies.
As you wander its winding, narrow streets, you’ll be charmed by the beauty of its timber-framed houses and by the elegance of its private townhouses dating back as far as the 14th century, including those belonging to the Dukes of Burgundy and Beaune-Semblançay, as well as Jean Galland. There’s also the house that once belonged to Tristan l’Hermite, loyal advisor to Louis XI, and the Clock Tower and the Charlemagne Tower, remnants of the old Saint-Martin Collegiate church. Finally, for something to eat or drink after all that sight-seeing, visit Place Plumereau with its welcoming café terraces and restaurants.