Things to do in Tours

New to Tours? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Tours

If you're in Tours to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Jardin botanique de Tours

⭐️ 4.6 (5692)

Cathédrale Saint-Gatien

⭐️ 4.6 (5403)

Les Halles de Tours

⭐️ 4.3 (4728)

Vieux Tours

⭐️ 4.6 (2611)

Prébendes d'Oé Garden

⭐️ 4.5 (2417)

Museum of Fine Arts

⭐️ 4.3 (1165)

Musée du Compagnonnage

⭐️ 4.6 (1161)

Château de Tours

⭐️ 4.0 (1145)

Parc Honoré de Balzac

⭐️ 4.3 (999)

Abbaye de Saint-Julien

⭐️ 4.6 (576)

Collégiale Saint Martin et Tour Charlemagne

⭐️ 4.4 (226)

The top affordable restaurants in Tours

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Tours city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Le Comptoir de Mamie Bigoude Tours Centre

⭐️ 4.3 (1747)

Price Range: $$

La Plume Blanche

⭐️ 4.2 (708)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Les Canailles

⭐️ 4.6 (681)

Price Range: $$

Le Turon

⭐️ 4.5 (614)

Price Range: $$

Léonard de Vinci

⭐️ 4.3 (596)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant La Deuvalière

⭐️ 4.6 (575)

Price Range: $$

Le Laurenty

⭐️ 4.6 (535)

Price Range: $$

Café Bistrot Restaurant Le Vieux Mûrier

⭐️ 4.3 (520)

Price Range: $$

Au Martin Bleu

⭐️ 4.6 (506)

Price Range: $$

Le Baccara

⭐️ 4.5 (423)

Price Range: $$

Le bistrot d'Odile

⭐️ 4.7 (393)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Tours

These are curated, high quality experiences in Tours hosted by locals!

Old-fashioned ride

From vine to wine, a complete wine experience

Visit & Tasting - Organic Vineyard

Full Wine Vine Tour

Let's discover Tours with a native!!

Parlons en français dans le cœur de la France

Apéro Tourangeau


End your night in some of the best bars in Tours

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Tours, curated exclusively for you.

Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel

⭐️ 4.3 (4004)

Bar Le Corsaire

⭐️ 4.6 (1117)

Price Range: $$

The Pale

⭐️ 4.5 (1096)

Price Range: $$

Café Bar Jazz Le Strapontin

⭐️ 4.4 (831)

Price Range: $$

Harkin's Bar & Bistro

⭐️ 4.5 (642)

Price Range: $

MC Cool's

⭐️ 4.5 (524)

Price Range: $$

Au Fût et à mesure Tours

⭐️ 4.6 (454)

Price Range: $$

Crafty Brewpub

⭐️ 4.6 (450)

Price Range: $$

Bar Café Chaud

⭐️ 4.1 (374)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (370)

Price Range: $$

The Three Kings

⭐️ 4.1 (355)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Tours

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Tours you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Tours

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Tours.

Château de Villandry & Gardens Ticket

Admission to the Château du Clos Lucé

Priority Admission to Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

45-minute Segway City Tour

Vineyard and Wine Tasting Tour in Vouvray

Retro Classic Sidecar Tour

Small-group Loire Valley Wine Tour

Tours Sidecar Motorcycle Tour

Full-day Castle and Wine-tasting Tour

Vintage Sidecar Tour at Night

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Tours?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.


⭐️ 4.6 (734)

Price Range: $$$

La Roche Le Roy

⭐️ 4.7 (617)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the Chateaux de la Loire: Tour through the Loire Valley and explore the vibrant Chateaux de la Loire. Experience the architecture, manicured gardens and stunning views of the Loire Valley.
  2. Explore La Cathédrale St Gatien: Appreciate the beauty of this Gothic cathedral and marvel at its stained glass windows and intricate sculptures.
  3. Take a Stroll Along the Loire River: Admire the idyllic views of gardens, forests and old castles while walking along the Loire River. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance of this historic river.

Tours enjoys a warm, temperate climate all year round, making it an ideal destination for visitors at any time of the year. From May to October, the city comes alive with people in the parks and eateries, while its historical sites present the perfect excuse for a day out in the crisp winter months. Summer tends to be the busiest time though, with fewer crowds but warmer weather.

Tours, France is the perfect destination for a holiday of a few days. By spending three days here, tourists can visit most of the city's attractions and make the most out of their sightseeing experience. During their stay, visitors can experience something for everyone no matter their interests, from historical sites to beautiful gardens and vibrant nightlife.

Tours is best explored by travelling on foot, as this allows you to experience the small details that may otherwise be missed. Buses and trams provide efficient transport to get around the wider city, whilst bicycle hire is widely available for those so inclined. Many attractions can also be accessed easily via boats, providing a scenic method of exploration.

Tours is a great destination for families with kids. My top recommendations are to take a boat cruise on the Loire River, explore the Royal Castle of Amboise and take part in a guided walking tour of the historic city center to learn about its history. There are also many parks and playgrounds to enjoy.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Tours. To start off we'd have to mention Harkin's Bar & Bistro, Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel, Noctor's. Check out our page on the best bars in Tours.

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