Tours is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Tours one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Tours is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Tours or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Tours. Explore the historical monuments of Tours with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Tours guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Tours page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Tours landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Tours.
#1 of 10 Historical Places in Tours | Added 8399 times in trip plans
Place de la Cathedrale, 37000 Tours, France
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Cathedral St-Gatien is a Roman Catholic Church in the city of Tours which is devoted to the first bishop of Tours, Saint Gatien. The cathedral is a must visit tourist attraction, although it is hidden inside the city and is very easy to miss. It has also a rather interesting history as it has been burnt down and rebuilt twice, most popularly as...
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8 Rue Nationale, 37000 Tours, France
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Musee du Compagnonnage or the Guild Museum is a municipal museum in Tours that is located in cloisters of the 13th century abbey of Saint Julian. The collection in this museum is dedicated to the Compagnonnage (Companions of the Tour de France), which was an apprenticeship-cum-trade-union system dating back from the Middle Ages. The must-see ex...
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3 Rue des Minimes, 37000 Tours, France
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
Hotel de Ville de Tours or the Town Hall, as it is otherwise known as, is a beautiful tourist attraction right in the middle of the city of Tours. Built by the famous architect Victor Laloux between the years 1896 and 1904, this place is one of the prime examples of Parisian architectural brilliance.
The major highlights of the Hotel de Ville de To...
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Rue Roger Salengro, 37000 Tours, France
07:45 am - 09:30 pm
The Jardins des Prebendes d'Oe is a landscaped public garden in the city of Tours that resembles the 19th century French landscape styles. The major features of the garden are as follows:
Created in the year 1872 by the famous architect Eugene Buhler.
Covers an area of 4.5 hectares.
A diverse range of trees and plants are planted all over its area...
#5 of 10 Historical Places in Tours | Added 1905 times in trip plans
Rue Ronsard, La Riche, 37520 Tours, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Prieure de Saint-Cosme, also known as the Ronsard Priory is a monastery that dates back from the 11th century and is less than an hour’s walk from the city of Tours. Dedicated to Saint Cosme, the priory was home to the famous poet, Pierre de Ronsard in the 16th century who was also the prior from 1565 to 1585.
The priory also enjoyed the ...
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Boulevard Heurteloup, Tours, France
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Loire Valley Time Travel Day Tours is a private tours service conducted by a warm and friendly Australian couple Susan Walter and Simon Brand. The couple has settled down in this French countryside and love showing the Loire Valley to visitors, where Simon drives their classic cars and Susan shares her bank of knowledge about the Loire Valley t...
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7 Rue de la Psalette, 37000 Tours, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
As the name translates, the Cloister of la Psalette is an ancient choir cloister that is showcases the historical legacy of Tours. Located to the north of the Saint Gatien Cathedral, the choir cloister dates back to the Middle Ages. It is constitutes of three galleries that reflect ornate elements of the Gothic and Renaissance styles of architectur...
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37210 Chancy, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
This place is an estate that dates back to the Renaissance and is surrounded by 60 hectares of beautiful gardens. Situated on a hillside and overlooking the Brenne Valley, the Chateau de Valmer had been erected over the 16th and 17th centuries. Unfortunately, the original building had been destroyed in a fire in 1948 but the gardens have been resto...
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3 Rue Rapin, Tours, France
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
Situated inside the premises of the Chapel of St John, St Martin’s Museum has some beautiful exhibits that showcase the major events of the life and legends of Saint Martin. The museum was erected in the year 1990 by the joint initiative of the Tours city and the Association of Friends of the Charlemagne Tower. The museum contains the followi...
Tour Charlemagne, Rue des Halles, 37000 Tours, France
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Overview of Tour Charlemagne
The Tour Charlemagne in Tours is a significant place of pilgrimage. It is a relic of an ancient basilica which is dedicated to Saint Martin. The patron saint is said to have been buried here. As the structure has quite a rough history, the church is still undergoing restoration and is usually closed for tours of the int...