The main street beside the Loire River.
Tours’ 19thC rail station, Gare de Tours. Photo by Captainm.
Tours has two main stations, a central station (photo above) and St Pierre Des Corps, which is just outside the center and is used by trains that do not terminate in Tours, such as the TGV.
Travelling by TGV from Tours it is possible to get to the west coast at Bordeaux in two and a half hours, to the Mediterranean coast via Avignon and from there to Spain and Barcelona, or to Lyon, Strasbourg and Lille. It takes one hour by train from Tours to Paris by TGV and one hour and a half to Charles de Gaulle airport.
Tours Cathedral and the well-respected Musée des Beaux-Arts.
A medieval mural in Tours Cathedral, under construction from the 12th to 15th centuries.
The tomb of some long-gone bishop radiating bliss.
But it’s not all seriously old stuff in Tours! Signs of bohemian lifeforce much appreciated!