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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Zoo
“One of the best zoos in France, possibly Europe. Be sure to see the Pandas and the Birds of Prey display - spectacular!”
  • 170 locals recommend
Plaza
“Tours is famous for its original 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.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Garden
“The Renaissance gardens of Marie de Medici and Diane de Poitiers are complemented by a vast cottage and cut flower garden and recently created walled garden based on designs made in the 1950s by the legendary British landscape designer, Russell Page.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Castle
“The Chateau at Amboise is one of the iconic Chateaux of France. It has close associations with Francoise 1st of France and close by was the home of Leonardo De Vinci. Clos Lucè.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Castle
“The childhood home of Francois 1er and where the king invited Leonardo da Vinci to live. He died here in 1519 and is buried in a small chapel on the terrace of the Chateau of Amboise. Clos Lucé has scale reproductions of Leonardo's many inventions, created by IBM engineers.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Castle
“Its not really the chateau that we recommend, although beautiful, it is the stunning gardens. Laid out like a glorified 'potager' with formal planting, mixed with garden veg and flowers. A large lake with swans and a garden with perennial flowers, more like an English garden. Plenty of walks with stunning views over the garden. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Castle
“The chateau has the most stunning views over the Loire river, and its park hosts the annual International Festival of Gardens. From early May through mid- October, this unique festival brings more than thirty different landscape architects, designers and artists from around the world that are invited each year to display their creativity around a theme which changes every year. A great addition to the chateau’s beautiful surroundings, where Featured gardens are often strange or entertaining, sometimes futuristic or far-fetched. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Castle
“[FR] Un des plus beaux château de la Loire. [ENG] One of the most beautiful Loire castle.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Castle
“This is an extraordinary chateau where you can enjoy morning or aftenoon tea in their beautiful tea rooms in the gardens. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Castle
“Le Château de Blois est un haut lieu de l'Histoire de France, en particulier au XVIème siècle. C'est aussi un ensemble qui donne une vision de l'architecture française sur une période allant du Moyen-Age au XVIIème siècle. Venez découvrir les secrets que renferment cette merveille !”
  • 19 locals recommend
Garden
“Chenonceau Château has to be THE château to visit whilst in the Loire Valley. The "Ladies Chateau" is elegantly straddles the River Cher. There are stunning bouquets of flowers in each of the rooms and the kitchens are remarkable. Outside there are formal French gardens, the royal vegetable garden, a labyrinth and during the summer you can hire a rowing boat and go under the château! Son et lumière performances in July and August.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Diner
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“A must - this is one of our nearest châteaux. Don't forget to drive to 'rive gauche' to see the spectacular view of it from the other side of the river.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Establishment
“The magnificent chateau with remains of an earlier chateau in the grounds. Amazing tree house for children in the grounds. Views over the town and the River Loire from the ramparts.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“Un poumon de 5 ha, avec sa serre tropicale, ce jardin botanique (inscrit au patrimoine culturel français). Lung of 5 ha, with its tropical greenhouse, garden (listed as French cultural heritage). ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Road
“La rue des restaurants à Tours, et quelques bars. La vie nocturne y est plus calme que sur la Place Plumereau.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Establishment
“this is one of my favourites, its so real and usually pretty quiet. not expensive ”
  • 29 locals recommend