Charming old town, with Monuments, Museums, the Town Hall; Huge old houses Middle-age, cafés, restaurants: Place Plumereau. Shopping rue Nationale, rue des Halles: shoes, fashion, Vintage.Galeries. Antiques: rue de la Scellerie. a Delicious pastry: La Chocolatière.
Visit the local city of Tours which has a mediaeval Place Plumereau, Cathedral and lots of good shops and restaurants
Tours was essentially an American army base during WWI and was devastated by World War II. It has since recovered nicely and retains much of its medieval character. Of course the city is most famous as the site where Charles Martel stopped the Moors and prevented Islamic conquest of France during the 8th century. Today Tours is a handsome town with many parks and squares perfect for strolling.
TOURS (90 mins from our house) a big commercial centre down the river from Blois. The old town is a maze of little walking streets, filled with specialty shops and restaurants. And there’s a large modern street that features branches of the great department stores of Paris. The most wonderful square of the old town is Place Plumereau (left) where the houses date from medieval times.