Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Tours, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 1.3 km
Ascend 8 m
Descend 6 m

Experience Tours in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in ToursIndividual Sights in Tours

Sight 1: Chapelle Saint-Libert

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The Chapel of Saint-Libert is an old Romanesque church dating mainly from the twelfth century, located in the oldest district of Tours, partly built on the rampart of the Gallo-Roman castrum of the fourth century, along the Loire. Its nave has been listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments since December 2, 1946 on the initiative of the Archaeological Society of Touraine (SAT).

Wikipedia: Chapelle Saint-Libert (Tours) (FR), Url

342 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: 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.

Wikipedia: Tours Amphitheatre (EN)

169 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Cloître Saint-Gatien dit de la Psalette

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The cloister of the Saint-Gatien de Tours Cathedral, or Cloister of the Psalette, is located in the Saint-Gatien district of Old Tours. It is managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux. It has been classified as a historical monument since 1889.

Wikipedia: Cloître de la Psalette (FR)

130 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Musée des Beaux-Arts

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Musée des Beaux-Arts Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Museum of Fine Arts of Tours is located in the former episcopal palace, near the cathedral in Old Tours.

Wikipedia: Musée des beaux-arts de Tours (FR)

11 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: Cathédrale Saint-Gatien

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Tours Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France, and dedicated to Saint Gatianus. It is the seat of the Archbishops of Tours, the metropolitan cathedral of the Tours ecclesiastical province. It was built between 1170 and 1547. At the time construction began, the church was located at the south end of the bridge over the river Loire, on the road from Paris to the south-west of France. It has been a classified monument historique since 1862. Since 1905 it has been owned by the French State, with the Catholic Church having the exclusive rights of use.

Wikipedia: Tours Cathedral (EN)

164 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Fritz l'éléphant

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Fritz the Elephant (1820s – June 11, 190 France 2) was an Asian elephant owned and operated by the American circus company Barnum & Bailey.

Wikipedia: Fritz l'éléphant (FR)

125 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Hôtel Liébert-de-Nitray

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394 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Château de Tours

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Château de Tours This photo was taken by Eusebius (Guillaume Piolle).Feel free to reuse it, but always credit me as the author as specified below. / CC BY 3.0

The Château de Tours is a castle located in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France.

Wikipedia: Château de Tours (EN), Website


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