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Tours, France

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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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Chateau Treve Raisin in Saone-et-Loire, Near to Lyon and Burgundy, Beaujolais and Val de la Loire vineyards

Chateau Treve Raisin in Saone-et-Loire, Near to Lyon and Burgundy, Beaujolais and Val de la Loire vineyards

Weekly Rental: GBP 1400 to GBP 1400

4 sleeps

The château is situated in its own gated grounds and enjoys views over the foothills of the Beaujolais mountains and

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Beautiful 17th Century Chateau Sainte Colombe, near St Emilion, Gironde

Beautiful 17th Century Chateau Sainte Colombe, near St Emilion, Gironde

Weekly Rental: GBP 1750 to GBP 3500

12 sleeps

La Mouleyre is a stunning Chateau set in 3 acres of beautiful grounds surrounded by some of the world famous vineyards

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Four Holiday Apartments for Rental in Caunes-Minervois, Aude, France

Four Holiday Apartments for Rental in Caunes-Minervois, Aude, France

Weekly Rental: EUR to EUR

14 sleeps

Berges went through several transformations before becoming the 3-star vacation residence it is today. The Argent-Double

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Gites to Rent in Rouvenac, Aude - La Grange de Pierre

Gites to Rent in Rouvenac, Aude - La Grange de Pierre

Weekly Rental: GBP 350 to GBP 350

4 sleeps

Four Beautiful Holiday Gites to Rent near Carcassonne. Situated in a peaceful location, close to swimming lakes and

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2 and 3 week offer

2 and 3 week offer

150€ off two week and 320€ off three week bookings.

Extended stay

Extended stay

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

Early Bird Discount 2020

Early Bird Discount 2020

Book now your 2020 holiday and get 5% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount for start dates within 4 weeks

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

TARIF D'EXCEPTION CHALET COMPLET jusque 15 personnes 195 € à régler au réceptionniste, non compris dans location

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