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Top 10 places in Tours loire valley
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The first basilica of St. Martin, dated the fifth century, was already on the site of the current. Destroyed by the Normans, it was rebuilt in the 11th century and survived until the revolution, when it collapsed. Today remains of this ancient basilica only the Charlemagne Tower and the Clock Tower.... Read more
Tours station is the work of the architect Victor Laloux Touraine, who also has the Orsay train station. Built between 1896 and 1898, it offers tufa stone facades backed by a beautiful metal structure. The two large windows of its facade brings lightness and transparency. Overcoming the pylons,... Read more
Near the Halles de Tours, these comfortable houses with small gardens at very low rent were built between 1860 and 1875 by Alfred Mame to accommodate its workers. The son of the founder of the famous printing press in Touraine wanted to make his company a model of social organization.... Read more
With its English-style garden to the south and the French to the north, the exterior of the Museum des Beaux-Arts deserves a full-fledged tour. A Lebanon cedar planted more than 200 years ago literally sits in the Court of Honor. With 31 meters high and 33 meters wingspan, a trunk over 7 meters in... Read more
The Place du Grand Marché is one of the five places around which Old Tours is organized. Remarkable wooden facades testify to the medieval past of the place. It was formerly decorated with a fountain in its center. Today it is a monster that stands there. At a height of almost 4 meters, this... Read more
Former carroi (crossroads) with hats, ie the flower market, this square was the economic center of the city from the 13th to the 16th century. Originally it was a simple widening of the street of the Grand Market in which emerged the street of 3 Pucelles (current rue Briçonnet). The square was... Read more
Revealed at night by a lighting design imagined by the famous designer Pierre Bideau, the Wilson Bridge is one of the great buildings of the city highlighted by the Plan Lumière. This sturdy stone bridge was built in 1778. It will wait exactly 200 years to know its hour of media glory.... Read more
It is on this isolated site that Saint Martin founded in the 4th century, a year after being elected bishop of Tours, a small hermitage which quickly became a prestigious abbey with considerable influence. Between the hillside and the Loire, the Monastery was originally composed of caves.... Read more
This tower belonged to the former collegiate church St Martin erected between the 11th and the 14th century. It corresponds to the north arm of the transept and owes its name to the fact that the wife of Charlemagne, Luitgarde, was buried here in the year 800. In the 19th century, a lead foundry... Read more
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