65 rue boulevard Heurteloup, Tours, Loire Valley, 37000, France
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Parking close to the "Vieux Tours" Youth Hostel.
I will be sleeping there quite soon, and as I will get to Tours quite late in the evening (21:00 or so) and the hostel check-in closes at 22:00; I would really thank if anyone could tell me how easy (or difficult) would be to park a car close to the hostel (rue Bretonneau).
If likely to get easily somewhere to park the car on the street, how safe the zone is and so on.
Thank you in advance for your help.
RE: Parking close to the "Vieux Tours" Youth Hostel.
I will answer my question myself, just in case someone ever needs this information (who knows).
I was there, and I must say that maybe the car it's not the best means of transport to get there. It is in the very center of the old quarter, and it's narrow streets an plenty of nightlife makes it charming, but something like a nightmare to park a car. Beware of the parkings, becauuse they are paid during the day, so if you are leaving soon they will be OK, but you will not be able to leave the car there for a long time.
Travel Tips for Tours
This is the Loire Valley & nowhere in France can you find more Red Wine than here. I'm no expert on wines since I'm allergic to alcohol but I did see lots of wine on sale everywhere in Tours. & mind you, they are dirt cheap, some even cheaper than chocolates!
So far, I only saw bottles in the range of Euro 3-30. I did buy a bottle for my dad but it was in Paris that I bought it. Highly recommended by Guyon are those labels from St. Julien, St. Estephe & Pomerol. The one I bought costs Euro 75 (duty free).
The castle dates back to XVI cent. Chateau represents the masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Was built by the Treasurer of France Gilles Berthelot during the ruling of Francois I. However Chateau was a worthy expression of Treasurer's dazzling career and he fell under suspicion and was forced into hasty flight.
In XVIII cent. the estate was bought by Marquis de Biencourt who together with his descendants returned the castle to a splendour worthy of its past.
Chateau is in the bend of Indre river and thus runs the rick of being flooded every Spring. That's acutally what we witnessed being there. That roaring river under the bridge on the pic is just a shallow stream during other seasons.
Be ready that this Chateau will be full of tourists. It's one the MUSTs in every organised coach tour.
Pay to visit
The Cathedral visit is free. The exploration of the Cloister is not. It's worth every single cent though. Admission fee is Euro 2.50.
I have no problem with this. It's a cathedral & one that I felt an affinity with. & that's just a small donation.
Here, it's a self-guided tour. You'll be given a pamphlet describing in details different sections of the cloister.
Center of the Loire Valley
"The Good Life in Tours!"
Tours is a major city in the Loire Valley, place of several important French language institutes, and a very good place to use as a base for touring the center of the Loire Valley. The Tourangeau (residents of Tours) are unfailingly friendly, and speak in pure and clear tones which makes this an excellent place to be a student of French, or simply a visitor who wants to practice it.
Tours has a medieval heart. The Cathedral is certainly worth a visit, as are the surrounding neighborhoods. The city also has its share of newer areas. Tours was strategically important in World War II and suffered bombing both from the Germans and the Allies. Of course, war is nothing new for Tours. Joan of Arc passed through here after her celebrated victory at Orleans in 1428.
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Address: 65 rue boulevard Heurteloup, Tours, Loire Valley, 37000, France