A trip to the Indre-et-Loire department? Relax in our Première Classe hotels in Tours. Well-appointed rooms and quality services await you for an enjoyable stay.
Find the not to be missed sights of Tours
The Tours Exhibition Center, the venue that hosts all types of shows. The Tours Exhibition Center offers modular spaces that can be adapted to host national events in all genres. Every year in May, the Tours Fair brings together professionals working in all fields: the Gastronomic Village and the Gourmet Market are must-sees for those who want to discover local specialities. The Grand Hall, the largest auditorium in the Centre Region, boasts very high quality acoustics. It is the work of the architect Albert Yaying Xu, who is also responsible for the Beijing Opera and the Cité de la Musique in Paris. Ideal for listening to guitars at rock'n'roll festivals, the tremolos of popular singers or the lyrical flights of classical music tenors in perfect conditions. However, from your Première Classe Tours Chambray lès Tours hotel, you may hear sounds of a slightly different kind. Cars competing in the only French NASCAR event, the Tours Speedway. Spectacular bursts of speed and pile-ups: the race along the Loire is not a bed of roses.
Château de Villandry, gardens undergoing a complete renaissance. The Renaissance style château de Villandry, which was started in the 12th century and finished in the early 16th century, is one of the Loire Valley's few remaining castles, and perhaps one of the most beautiful. Right from the outset, its gardens have established its reputation. As you stroll alongside the Miroir d’eau, you will see that life for these gardens was not a bed of roses. Initially they were designed in an Italian style, but in the 19th century they were changed into English gardens, before returning to their original love. They are still regularly modified today, for example with the addition of beehives and a vegetable garden that meets organic farming standards. Before heading to your hotel Première Classe Tours Sud - Joué lès Tours, lose yourself in the maze of gardens. The Château de Villandry, a horseshoe shaped building, offers a dreamlike view of the Cher and Loire valleys. Pass under the arcades to discover a beautiful Louis XV staircase inside. Throughout the year, the château hosts exhibitions, photography, painting and sculpture, as well as events devoted to classical music. More surprisingly, once a year, the curious can visit the castle at night to participate in the Night of the Bat!
The fortress of Chinon, a royal dating site. What better setting for a first meeting? In 1429, Charles VII, King of France, in exile as opposed to just being on his travels, met Joan of Arc here, who had come to help him drive out the English. A stronghold of the Hundred Years' War, the fortress had already been home to many great figures, from Henry II Plantagenet to Richard the Lionheart. Swap the comfort of your hotel Première Classe Tours Sud - Joué Lès Tours for a few moments to discover an ancient royal residence of almost a thousand years. The more courageous among you will try to solve the mystery of the historical escape game, one of the most famous in the Centre region. Others will be able to explore the castle by taking the modern guided tour using its virtual reality space. The castle also regularly hosts contemporary art exhibitions. After a tour of the Moulin, Clock and the Dogs towers, treat yourself to lunch at the round table, a restaurant in the heart of the castle, where you can savor the Touraine gastronomy. Spend the afternoon strolling along the castle walls or enjoying a lazy moment lying on the grass: another way of laying siege to the fortress.