Rue Nationale

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About Rue Nationale, Tours

Spread over a length of 700 meters, the Rue Nationale is the oldest and one of the most crowded and bustling shopping streets in Tours. Formerly known as Rue Royale, the Rue Nationale is situated at the centre of the city and passes from the Boulevard Heurteloup to the Andre Malraux Avenue near the River Loire. The major highlights of the street are:

  • Constructed in the 15th century, it was recently rebuilt after the WWII and is now thriving.
  • Lined with high end retail outlets and trendy fashion boutiques
  • Serves for a great shopping as well as window shopping experience.
  • Extravaganza for those interested in people watching as multitudes of locals and tourists mingle here together.
  • Ride the tram running down the middle of the street by boarding it at the start of the avenue and getting down at the end.
  • Extremely clean street and is lined with a number of eating places.

Rue Nationale Information

  • Avoid visiting this place during the weekends as it is way too crowded with tourists and shopping enthusiasts.
  • Since the Rue Nationale passes through the centre of the city, many of the major attractions of Tours are near to this street and can be easily accessed through here.

How To Get To Rue Nationale by Public Transport

  • The tram runs down the centre of the Rue Nationale like a mini metro and is an extremely efficient means of public transport that can take to different places around the city of Tours.

Restaurants Near Rue Nationale

  • Tarte Julie
  • Au Pain du Petrin
  • L’evidence
  • Xin Li
  • Les Negociants
  • Nobuki

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Address: Tours, France 37000

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Small-Group Day Tour of Loire Valley:  Blois, Cheverny and Chambord with Wine Tasting from Tours
View Deal Small-Group Day Tour of Loire Valley: Blois, Chev... 10 Reviews | Duration: 9 hours From USD 175.84/person

Enjoy a small group tour in the heart of the Royal Valley: see three of the major chateaux of the region and taste some excellent local wines. Today you will visit Blois, once siege of power, Cheverny, the quintessence of French furniture and Chambord, a dream come true, and have lunch on King Francis I's wine.

Small-Group Day Tour of Loire Valley: Chenonceau Amboise and Clos Lucé with Wine Tasting from Tours
View Deal Small-Group Day Tour of Loire Valley: Chenonceau A... 5 Reviews | Duration: 9 hours From USD 175.83/person

Enjoy a small group day tour in the heart of the Royal Valley: tour three of the major chateaux of the region and taste some of the excellent local wines. Today you will discover Chenonceau, also called the «Ladies' château», the Amboise Royal Castle, residence of Francois I, Leonardo Da Vinci in le Clos Lucé and have lunch with matured Loire Valley wines.

Small-Group Tour to Chambord and Chenonceau Chateaux with Lunch at a Family Chateau from the town of Tours
View Deal Small-Group Tour to Chambord and Chenonceau Chatea... 24 Reviews | Duration: 9 hours From USD 159.72/person

Discover the Loire Valley and visit its 2 most prestigious castles in one great day: impressive Château de Chambord and stunning Chenonceau. Learn about the intimate little secrets of the French Kings who once lived there. Enjoy off-the-crowd panoramic views thanks to your local guide, benefit from wealth of thrilling genuine details and funny anecdotes and make the most of this exciting day. One of the highlights will definitely be a restful lunch away from tourist groups in a beautiful privately-owned castle still inhabited by the family.

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