Tours Tourism

Considered one of the important cities of France, Tours is situated along the banks of the river Loire, between Orléans and coast of the Atlantic. Largest city in the center of France, it is widely famous for wine and is a home to more than 138,268 people.

Here’s information your Tours travel guide might not tell you. Known as the Turonensis, during the Roman period, the name of the city has Gallic origins. Tours became the metropolis of Lugdunum during 380-388. Gregory of Tours, in 6th century made history by restoring an old cathedral in Tours. In the middle of 8th century, in 732, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi entered the city with troops of Muslim men and was defeated by Charles Martel and his infantry in the ‘Battle of Tours; for which it is widely known. In the 20th century, Tours became politically strong, saw the birth of French Communist Party and extended its boundaries.

Although much of the city remains modern, Tours is known for its age-old medieval architecture made of timber. The Roman ruins, a magnificent 12th century cathedral and a land that is known for its wines, is what attracts numerous people to this ancient turned modern city. Plan your Tours itinerary soon and enjoy the best of France tourism.

Essential travel information and Tours tips for your visit

  • Avoid quartiers to the South-East at nights. The other places are comparatively safer.
  • Be careful with the homeless people while on road.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Tours

  • Know the pollution level of Tours before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Tours for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tours.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.38 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.13 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 61.95 (High)
    • Climate Index 90.35 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 21.64 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.82 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.18 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 112.59 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tours

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.45 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 91.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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