Loire river, Tours
Loire - the river of the French kings.
The history of France was managed on coasts of this small but very important river. Earlier it was navigable within all the year. Now its channel is essentially narrowed. I did not see any big ship during the travel.
The quay had rather thrown and neglected appearance. Walk on the quay had not delivered me a great pleasure.
A bit further from the city centre (but within walking distance) is the Loire river. Enjoy the peaceful view and atmosphere on the banks of Loire river!