Capital of Touraine, Tours is also a city of Art and History which was the capital of the Kingdom of France in the 15th and 16th centuries. From its prestigious past, the city has preserved many remains as evidenced by its buildings, monuments and private mansions. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
A French city located on the banks of the Loire and the Cher rivers, Tours has a population of about 135,000. The city of Tours is a dream destination for lovers of cultural heritage. The historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the best preserved in France. You will be able to discover several buildings of great interest, private mansions, half-timbered houses. To see in particular, the cathedral of Saint-Gatien, begun in the 12th century; the castle of Tours, former residence of the Counts of Anjou; the church of Saint-Julien, former Benedictine abbey of the 6th century; the Charlemagne Tower and the Clock Tower, remains of the 13th century; the Archbishops' Palace, which today houses the Museum of Fine Arts; the Basilica of Saint Martin in its 19th century Byzantine Revival style.
You can also admire two thousand medieval houses, the Palace of Justice and the former abbey of Marmoutier, several remarkable bridges and about fifty parks and gardens including the Botanical Garden. Tours also offers several gastronomic establishments run by starred chefs, and renowned vineyards that produce famous wines, which must be tasted!
To choose the best period to make the most of your stay, be aware that the climate of Tours is of a temperate oceanic type. This explains the presence of rain throughout the year. Despite an increase in rainfall, spring and autumn remain beautiful. In any case, with precautions to avoid being surprised by the rain, holidaymakers can spend pleasant moments discovering Tours and its surroundings!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!