Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Tours, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 3.7 km
Ascend 28 m
Descend 31 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: Église Saint-Grégoire des Minimes

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The church of Saint-Grégoire des Minimes is located in Tours, rue de la Préfecture, next to the Lycée Descartes, former major seminary of Saint Charles de Tours until the revolution. It was originally the conventual church of the convent of the Minim Friars. Within it the Tridentine rite is practiced.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Grégoire des Minimes (FR), Website

644 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Enceinte de Martinopole

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The enclosure of Châteauneuf is a wall surrounding the town of Châteauneuf de Saint-Martin. It is also called the "Martinopole enclosure".

Wikipedia: Enceinte de Châteauneuf (FR)

147 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Basilique Saint-Martin

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The Basilica of St. Martin is a Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, over whose tomb it was built. It is located in Tours, France.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Saint Martin, Tours (EN)

73 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Tour Charlemagne

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

Wikipedia: Tour Charlemagne (FR)

150 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Hôtel des ducs de Touraine

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The Hôtel des Ducs de Touraine is a private mansion located in Tours in the Vieux-Tours, 15 place de Châteauneuf. The courtyard facades of this building have been listed as historical monuments since 10 January 1928.

Wikipedia: Hôtel des ducs de Touraine (FR)

173 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Tour de l'Horloge

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The Clock Tower is a vestige of an old basilica dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours and located in Tours, rue des Halles, in Old Tours. It is classified as a historical monument by the list of historical monuments of 1840.

Wikipedia: Tour de l'Horloge (Tours) (FR)

1441 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 7: 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.

Wikipedia: Jardin botanique de Tours (EN)

1078 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 8: Château de Plessis-lèz-Tours

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Château de Plessis-lèz-Tours

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.

Wikipedia: Château de Plessis-lez-Tours (EN)


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