Reading the articles of Ángel M. Bermejo is a pleasure and for us it is even more so when he collaborates in our blog. Adventure companion in the Travel Inspirers project, Angel tells us a delicious visit to the city of Tours in the Loire Valley.
They say that, in Tours, the best French in the world is spoken. Who knows, it is possible, although surely in more places they will say (in perfect French, of course) the same referring to them.
In any case, Tours is a city described as “art and history”, in which it is possible to experience that art de vivre Only one of the fair-sized cities, those that have the advantages of urban life but not the disadvantages of large agglomerations.
Tours is, above all, one of the fundamental stages in any tour of the section of the Loire Valley that is declared World Heritage by Unesco. A city on the banks of the river that was the capital of France for a century and where it is shown that the attractions of the area are not only its castles.
JOIN A TOUR TO KNOW THE BEAUTIFUL CASTILLOS DEL LOIRA
Make the most of your time with any of the following tours with Spanish speaking guide that we recommend:
- Tour of the Loire Castles from Paris
- Skip the Line: Loire Valley Castles and Wine Tasting
- Chenonceau Castle, Cheverny Castle and Chambord Castle
- Tour Mont Saint Michel and castles of the Loire
- Loire Valley full day tour
- Chambord and Chenonceau castles with lunch
The best way to check it is by touring the central part of Tours. In that walk you will discover not only medieval monuments and alleyways that seem taken from a historical movie set but also a modern and very lively city.
A good example is the Vinci Congress Center with its colorful modern image by Jean Nouvel. Although it is on a wide boulevard, as soon as you start walking down the street that opens to one of its sides, the discovery of the history-packed Tours begins: palaces, hôtels Centenarians, gardens, squares, alleys where you walk in search of details and where at any time the surprise arises. For example, that immense tree that is perfectly distinguished above the wall of the Museum of Fine Arts is a cedar of Lebanon over 200 years old.