The castles of the Loire
TOURAINE, THE "GARDEN OF FRANCE" UNVEILS ITS FABULOUS CASTLES, IN THE HEART OF THE VALLEY OF THE LOIRE CLASSIFIED BY UNESCO.
Beautiful, dynamic and lively, Tours is a must on the road of the castles of the Loire ... Its Roman origins and its medieval architecture give it a unique cachet.
V200 years old and 434 m long, its Wilson bridge majestically spans the royal river, offering a pretty point of view of the surrounding countryside and the city: its "Cathedral" and "Plumereau" districts punctuated with picturesque paved streets, superb half-timbered houses and the majestic Saint-Gatien cathedral with its Psalette cloister.
The castles of the Loire
The castle of Tours on the banks of the Loire, the Museum of Fine Arts, former episcopal palace of the 18th century, the renaissance hotel Gouïn, or the basilica of Saint-Martin also reveal their treasures.
On sunny days, the banks of the river come to life. The effervescence of the riverside restaurants, the blossoms of the superb Prébendes d'Oé gardens, the botanical garden or the park of the Gloriette.
The discovery of the riches of the architectural heritage of Touraine continues with the meanders of the Loire on the road of the castles ...
The diversity, beauty and history of these remarkable buildings amaze. If time is lacking, the most difficult thing will be to make a choice ...
The castles of the Loire
Among the must-sees: the renaissance castle of Villandry 18 km from our hotel, Amboise Castle proudly overlooking the banks of the Loire; the Clos Lucé in Amboise, the castle of Azay-le-Rideau 25 km from Tours set in the middle of a lake with its four elegant round towers, the renaissance castle of Chenonceau beautifully spanning the Cher and its beautiful French gardens ; the castle of Blois, a mix of Gothic, Renaissance and classical architecture; the castle of Cheverny rich of a superb collections of objets d'art and tapestries and a superb park; the castle of Langeais true medieval fortress or the castle of Chaumont-sur-Loire and its magnificent gardens and of course, the castle of Chambord, the most emblematic of the castles of the Loire and the most visited of Europe, with its double revolution staircase, its 440 rooms and its 282 chimneys.
Of course, you can admire other castles by crisscrossing our beautiful region by bike and discover the mythical "wine route". The inescapable opportunity to taste many famous grape varieties: Sauvignon, Cabernet, Gamay ...
The hotel des Chateaux de la Loire is located a 5-minute walk from Old Tours. Explore the city on foot. The old Tours revolves around a single place called Place Plumereau. Located in the city center, the oldest district of Tours is also the most pleasant and the most authentic.
Vinci Congress center
The hotel des chateaux de La Loire is a 10-minute walk from the Vinci congress center.
Luggage storage possible to fully enjoy your seminar without being cluttered on the day of arrival or the day of departure.
Basilica Saint Martin de Tours
The Hotel des Chateaux de la Loire is a 5-minute walk from the Saint Martin Basilica in Tours.
In the footsteps of Saint Martin de Tours or following the path of St Jacques de Compostela, Tours is a stop not to be missed. The hotel is located on these routes and will meet the specific needs of pilgrims and walkers (clothes drying if needed, breakfast, luggage ...)
The hotel des Châteaux de la Loire is a 10-minute walk from Tours' Saint Gatien Cathedral and its famous Colbert Street.
The hotel des Châteaux de la Loire is located 35 kms from the castle of Chenonceau, exceptional for its original design, the richness of its collections, its furniture, its decoration and its park.
The Loire by bike
The hotel des Châteaux de la Loire labeled "Accueil vélo" and "Loire à vélo" guarantees a welcome and quality services for cyclists along cycle routes.
Villandry Castle and Park
The hotel des Châteaux de la Loire is 18 km from Villandry Castle. Over the four seasons and according to your desires you can discover all the charms of Villandry gardens.
Chateau and Park of Chaumont Sur Loire
The hotel des Châteaux de la Loire is 43 km from the Chaumont-sur-Loire estate. Located after Amboise on the banks of the Loire, it overlooks the last wild river in Europe, recently inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. The garden festival will surprise you with its imagination and creativity, the rigor in Chaumont-sur-Loire, this extraordinary plant odyssey of the 21st century. These gardens treat the big issues of our time ...
Castle of Azay The Rideau
The hotel des Châteaux de la Loire is 30 km from the Château d'Azay Le Rideau, built on an island in the middle of the Indre. Visit a jewel of the French Renaissance built during the reign of Francois I.
Partner of Moto magazine, Franck and Virginia both bikers are attentive to 2-wheel travelers. Free closed parking
Quality Label Tourism
The hotel des Châteaux de la Loire labeled "Quality Tourism" guarantees a reception and quality services certified by the state. In order to always better receive tourists and to improve the quality of the tourist services in France, the State has created the Quality Tourism brand.
Every day from the Tourist office of Tours, excursions to the castles of the Loire by minibus with a driver.