Holiday rentals Tours – welcome to the Garden of France
If you want a typical French city break, with culture, food, and plenty of rest, but would prefer somewhere affordable, then Tours holiday rentals are perfect – the city has been nicknamed Little Paris. The Musée de Beaux Arts is a must see, as are the Basilica of Saint Martin and the cathedral. The old town of Tours is centred around the picturesque Place Plumereau, with its half-timbered houses, and cafes and bars which are perfect for people watching, particularly in the summer when everybody sits outside.
A Tours holiday rental is a great place to stay to go on a tour of the valley's great castles; Saumur Castle, an impressive 10th century stronghold between Tours and Angers, Le Rivau, an ornamental chateau from the 15th century, or head to Blois to visit Chambord, the largest castle in the valley, and one of France's most famous.
Food and wine
If you're passionate about good food and good wine, as well as good castles, then a holiday rental Tours is ideal. The Loire region is famed for its cuisine, involving wild game, local beef, fish, and cheeses such as goats cheese. Tours is a gastronomic capital, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants and bistros at every price point, as well as over thirty street markets, and opportunities to go to tasting sessions or cooking classes. International food fans should head to Rue Nationale, one of the oldest streets in the city,
The Loire Valley is home to famous wine names such as Sancerre, Vouvray and Muscadet, and is most famous for its white wines, though local red and rosé wines, as well as sparkling and dessert wines, are available too. Many vineyards are still small businesses, or owned by families. Staying in a holiday rental Tours, you can easily tour some estates, and visit tasting rooms and the Touraine Wine Museum, in the cellar of a thirteenth century abbey in Tours.