12 Sights in Tours, France (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Tours, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Tours, France.

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1. Amphithéâtre de Tours

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The Tours amphitheater is a Roman amphitheatre located in the historic city center of Tours, France, immediately behind the well known Tours cathedral. It was built in the 1st century when the city was called Caesarodunum. It was built atop a small hill on the outskirts of the ancient urban area, making it safe from floods, convenient for crowds and visitors, and demonstrating the power of the city from a distance. The structure was an enormous, elliptical structure approximately 122 meters by 94 meters. According to its design it is classified as a "primitive" amphitheatre. Unlike the famous Colosseum that was made mostly of masonry and built above-ground, the Tours amphitheatre was made mostly of earth and created by moving soil and rock into a bowl shape. Spectators likely sat directly on the grassy slopes, while the masonry was primarily used for the vomitoria and retaining walls.

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2. Jardin des Prébendes d'Oé

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Jardin des Prébendes d'Oé Chervou sur Wikipédia français / Public domain

Pr é bendes d 'Oe Garden is a public garden located in the centre of Tours, founded by the Bühler brothers in 1872. Situated between rue des Pr é bendes, Roger Salengro Street, Lakanal Street and Boisdenier Street, this is an English garden with all kinds of trees and flowers, two music pavilions and statues of Durangi writers, such as Pierre de Longsar, Jean-Baptiste Marie Musnier de La Square and Honorat de Biel de Lacan.

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3. Église Saint-Grégoire des Minimes

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The Saint-Grégoire des Minimes church is located in Tours, rue de la Préfecture, next to the Lycée Descartes, former great Séminaire Saint Charles de Tours until the Revolution. It was, originally, the conventual church of the convent of the minimal brothers. The Rite Tridentine is practiced.

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4. Ruines de l'Hôtel de Beaune-Semblançay

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The Beaune-Semblançay hotel is an old man of the 15th century and 16th centuries located in Tours in Old Tours, one of the rare vestiges of the Renaissance of the city. This building has been the subject of a classification as historic monuments since August 9, 1941 and October 21, 1947.

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5. Église Saint-Symphorien

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The Holy Symphony Church is a building located on the north bank of the Tur River. It was first mentioned in 852 by Bald Charles, who identified "the property of Mamutiere". Sources often prove this possession. Until the eighteenth century, it was still an accessory of Mamutiere Monastery.

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6. Château de Plessis-lèz-Tours

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Château de Plessis-lèz-Tours Louis Boudan / Public domain

The Royal Château de Plessis-lèz-Tours is the remains of a late Gothic château located in the town of La Riche in the Indre-et-Loire department, in the Loire Valley of France. Around three fourths of the former royal residence were pulled down during the French Revolution in 1796.

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7. Église Saint-Julien

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Église Saint-Julien
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St. Julian de Tours Church, located in Tours, Old Tours, France, is a monastery of an ancient Benedictine monastery with its origins dating back to the 6th century; Most of it dates back to the 13th century. In the 1840 list, it is listed as a historical monument.

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8. Cloître Saint-Gatien dit de la Psalette

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The Cloister of the Saint-Gatien Cathedral of Tours, or Cloister of La Psalette, is located in the Saint-Gatien district of Old Tours. It is managed by the center of national monuments. It has been the subject of a classification as historic monuments since 1889.

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9. Abbaye de Marmoutier

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Abbaye de Marmoutier Guill37 / Public domain

Marmoutier Abbey — also known as the Abbey of Marmoutier or Marmoutiers — was an early monastery outside Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France. In its later days it followed the Benedictine order as an influential monastery with many dependencies.

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10. Tour de l'Horloge

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The clock tower is a vestige of an old basilica dedicated to Saint Martin de Tours and located in Tours, rue des Halles, in the Old Tours. It is classified as historic monuments by the list of historic monuments of 1840.

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11. Tour Charlemagne

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The Charlemagne Tower is a remnant of an ancient basilica dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours and located in Tours, rue des Halles in the Old Tours. It has been classified as a Historic Monument since 13 September 1958.

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12. Jardin Botanique

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The Jardin botanique de Tours is a municipal botanical garden and arboretum located at 33, Boulevard Tonnellé, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France. It is open daily; admission is free.

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