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Tours is the capital of the Indre-et-Loire department in the Centre region of France. A visit to Tours is the chance to spend time in "Le Jardin de la France" ("The Garden of France") –several parks are located within this stunning city.

Tours is located on the river Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. A stay in a Tours holiday gite means you’ll encounter the many bridges which cross the river Loire in the Tours section. The river Cher is also located to the south. Touraine, the region around Tours, is known for its wines, the alleged perfection of its local spoken French, and for the famous Battle of Tours in 732. It is also the site of the Paris–Tours road bicycle race.

When you rent a holiday home in Tours you’ll notice that its buildings are white with blue slate (called Ardoise) roofs; a style which is common in the north of France.

Don’t miss seeing Tours’ famous medieval district, called le Vieux Tours. Unique to the Old City are its preserved half-timbered buildings and La Place Plumereau, a square with busy pubs and restaurants, whose open-air tables fill the centre of the square. The Boulevard Beranger crosses the Rue Nationale at the Place Jean-Jaures and is the location of weekly markets and fairs.

Other places to visit when you stay in self-catering accommodation in Tours include the city’s famous cathedral. Also known as Saint Gatien's Cathedral, it was built between 1170 and 1547. It has been a classified a historical monument since 1862.

In the spring months temperatures generally hover around 20 degrees, with occasional rain. Long dry spells are frequent in the summer with temperatures from 22 – 28 degrees. In the autumn light frosts are common with highs of 17 degrees and in the winter it can be chilly with 8 degrees the average. 

Travelling to your Tours holiday cottage: Tours is on one of the main lines of the TGV. It is possible to travel 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 less than one hour by train from Tours to Paris by TGV and one hour and a half to Charles de Gaulle airport. To reach Tours is on average a comfortable 4-5 hour drive from France’s northern ferry ports – it is also conveniently located on the A28 auto-route.

Tours Loire Valley Airport welcomes Ryanair flights from London Stansted Airport and Dublin. 

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Self catering 3 bedroom Architect designed Villa set in the Foothills of the Cevennes - Villa Mimosa

Self catering 3 bedroom Architect designed Villa set in the Foothills of the Cevennes - Villa Mimosa

Weekly Rental: GBP to GBP

6 sleeps

3 bedroom Architect designed villa in old mature terraced and shaded gardens with panoramic views set in the foothills

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Fantastic Holiday Home in Poudenas, Near Fources - Chateau de Poudenas

Fantastic Holiday Home in Poudenas, Near Fources - Chateau de Poudenas

Weekly Rental: GBP 11000 to GBP 11000

14 sleeps

To be able to stay in any part of Chateau de Poudenas is a privilege, a great pleasure and an opportunity step back into

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Beautiful Farm House in Gers, 20 Minutes to Mirande and Marciac - Hourtiquet

Beautiful Farm House in Gers, 20 Minutes to Mirande and Marciac - Hourtiquet

Weekly Rental: GBP 4000 to GBP 4000

9 sleeps

Hourtiquet was built in 1776 on the older foundations of a ‘fortified farmhouse’ – a place to provide shelter for

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Historic Beautiful House in Gers, Walking Distance to Jegun - Chateau Pelat

Historic Beautiful House in Gers, Walking Distance to Jegun - Chateau Pelat

Weekly Rental: GBP 6000 to GBP 6000

14 sleeps

Chateau Pélat is one of the most fascinating properties we represent – historic, romantic, comfortable and civilised

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Elegant C18 Single-Storey Chateau Close to Eauze and Saint Amand - Chateau Saint Amand

Elegant C18 Single-Storey Chateau Close to Eauze and Saint Amand - Chateau Saint Amand

Weekly Rental: GBP 6000 to GBP 6000

16 sleeps

Chateau St Amand is a very elegant C18 single-storey chateau which feels more like a fine Roman Villa than a medieval

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LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION - WEEK FREE STARTING 22ND AUGUST - PRICE £6500

LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION - WEEK FREE STARTING 22ND AUGUST - PRICE £6500

LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION - WEEK FREE STARTING 22ND AUGUST - PRICE £6500. Fairytale Loire Valley Chateau With Fully

SPECIAL OFFERS - Les Jonquilles  ID 743 PONTLEVOY 41400 FRANCE

SPECIAL OFFERS - Les Jonquilles ID 743 PONTLEVOY 41400 FRANCE

From August 7th until August 30th 2019: 10% off is offered on any booking ( minimum 4 nights) Fr om August 31st until

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Special rates for extended stays November to March. Please contact owners for details

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Flexible Booking Times

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