Car Hire Tours Train Station Saint Pierre Des Corps
Find your perfect car hire at Tours Train Station Saint Pierre Des CorpsThe town of Tours is an excellent starting point for exploring the famous Loire Valley.
Arrive at Tours Train Station Saint Pierre Des Corps and pick up your Avis car rental, before heading off on your road trip around this beautiful region of France.
Plan your journey from Tours Train Station Saint Pierre Des CorpsOnce you’ve picked up your hire car from Tours Train Station Saint Pierre Des Corps, just take Avenue Andre Malraux for 13 minutes and you’ll arrive in the centre of Tours. Although it’s modest in size, Tours boasts some excellent architectural attractions and is very picturesque.
Most people come here to visit the Loire Valley and the wine regions. It’s also not too far from the Atlantic coast, so you have the best of all worlds: culture, scenery and excellent gastronomy. If there’s a must for this trip, it’s visiting Tours Cathedral – an elaborate 12th century building with a striking Gothic facade dedicated to Saint Gatien.
You can easily spend an afternoon perusing the cafes and boutiques around town. There are also botanical gardens to visit, while the Museum of Fine Arts is a great stop for culture enthusiasts. Tours is also well known for something less tangible - its language. It’s widely considered that the French spoken here features the ‘classic’ pronunciation taught in schools. If you feel like taking French lessons anywhere, this is the place to do so.
Tours provides the perfect introduction to central France. An Avis car hired from Tours Train Station Saint Pierre Des Corps allows you to explore this quaint city at your leisure.
Beyond ToursFrom Tours, get behind the wheel of your Avis hire car and start exploring the Loire Valley.
Rigny-Ussé in the Loire Valley is located 45 minutes from Tours via the D7. The star attraction here is Ussé Castle. Set against the lush Chinon forest, it’s completely white facade is the stuff of fairy tales. Apparently this is the castle that Charles Perrault had in mind when he wrote Sleeping Beauty. When you see it, you’ll know why.
Take the D7 from Tours and after just 22 minutes you’ll arrive in Villandry. This is where the Château de Villandry is located, which is the town’s main draw. It was built in the 14th century, but it was restored in 1906 to include one of the most beautiful Renaissance gardens in Europe. Like almost everything else in the stunning Loire Valley, it’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Drive the D140 from Tours to Chenonceau – easily one of the most memorable spots in France. This small village is home to a château that’s also a bridge, spanning the Cher river. The architecture on show here is gothic and Renaissance, making it a striking destination. Be sure to wander around the château’s impeccable gardens while you’re here.
With your Avis hire car, you can experience the delights of Tours and explore the breathtaking Loire Valley beyond.