Amboise the Loire, dept 37 one of the most beautiful regions of France,and they are many.
how to move around here on public transport is here
3 lines of buses C, LMC, and TA
the TER Loire Centre trains serving the town the train station is at rue Jules Ferry,
the city info on transport and get around it here
I use the car, and do shop here often for my wines ::)
will help as a route planner.
you got the castle info already. for more transport see the bus system in the region at fil vert.
take the line V, here is the site,
i use the car there so look up on the site for schedules
hope it helps
the train portion to and from Paris is ok. Buses in the area are at minimal service and will waste lots of time in changing. I do it by car always. Here is the bus for dept 37 where most of those cities are.
There is train service that is a bit better,see and put those cities segments into here and see for yourself
official French travel site, just go to train, in French but use by millions visitors.
HOpe it helps
taxi is nice and see more. two great towns in a great area.
There is a taxi stands by the train station in the city of Tours; to get reservations call or write
you have great parking connections with the bus system very inexpensive like 3 euros per day, this is to use when leaving your car and then use the bus system of Filbleu below. The parkings are
Parking relais de la Sagerie
rue de la Sagerie
Parking relais de la Tranchée
rue des Bordiers
Parking relais du Lac
Avenue de Grammont
Regular parking as I do, just into the city with a car, you have several choices in the city
Parking Anatole France
come in at place Anatole France
rue Edouard Vaillant
avenue Marcel Mérieux
Parking des Halles
Place Gaston Paillhou ,get in by the exterior of the market or halles
Parking du Palais Jean Jaurès
10 rue Victor Hugo
Parking du Vinci
Place du General Leclerc
Parking Gambetta(my favorite)
8 rue Gambetta
Parking Nationale(my favorite)
5 rue Emile Zola
bike tours are very common, and this site I have used in the past very nice going from Tours to Amboise and Chenonceaux towns.
and for 5€ you go to velociti and can rent a bike to do at will in Tours, you need a deposit of 300€ but if staying here long term and like bikes this is it, the site is here
you can get a cyclovelo , a nice innovation, sort of like a bike and motocar combi, more info here, this never tried.
you can reserve online and cost 1,50€ for a ride or can rent them to take you out for sightseeing,two passengers 30 minutes is 18€
There is also, great train service from Paris montparnasse, this leaves you at St Pierre des Corps and then correspondance to city center ;from gare d'Austerlitz you come on intercité trains to city center Tours in about 2hrs direct or 2h30 connecting in Orleans. Several choices per day.
bus works from 6h to 21h30, ticket single is 1,40€ ,and the site to know it all is
Their main office is at 9 rue Michelet ,but ticket can be purchase on the bus.
Eurolines the European bus company has an office here and you can travel to many other cities in Europe and connect to Tours, info here
you ,also, have a bus system to connect to towns nearby in the touraine ,here is the site
main office is at Place du Général Leclerc where is the bus terminal and also at rue Charles Gille
There is an airport that can bring you in from London Stansted, Porto, Manchester, Southhampton, Dublin, etc as well as Marseille.In summer additional flights are setup. site is here
you see the area agglo buses here
train station at place du Général Leclerc, TER , you come into city center on buses lines 1,2, 8,and 11 or walking is about 5-10 mins to city center cathedral
you have navettes or buses to take you to and from Paris Orly and Roissy airports, Trans'Eurocar ,47 rue Edward Vaillant, tel +33 (0) 2 48 70 42 38
I come by car easy, pdf file of parkings in the city, http://www.ville-bourges.fr/pdfs/parkings.pdf
my favorite when in town is at the Cathedral area and if not loaded the free Anatole de France.
best here is by car at dept 28 Eure et Loir (two rivers)
its English small page for tourism is here
You can take a train from Paris Gare de Montparnasse , direction Dreux.Get off at train station or gare de Houdan just before Dreux. You can do the other 15 kms by taxi. There is lesser traffic from Paris gare Saint Lazare,direction Bueil ,only 7kms away and take a taxi.
buses is only to these communities
the car is king, take from Paris the A13 direction Rouen to exit 12 Dreux,Magnaville continue in road D928 and see signs for Anet
If you're exploring on your own, it's a good idea to rent some means of transport, because buses can be sparse, their schedules not geared to outsiders, and trains too limiting. Renting a bike is a good option: this is wonderful and easy cycling country, best of all on the floodbanks of the river itself.
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