The Château d’Amboise is a château in Amboise, located in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France. Confiscated by the monarchy in the 15th century, it became a favoured royal residence and was extensively rebuilt. King Charles VIII died at the château in 1498 after hitting his head on a door lintel. The château fell into decline from the second half of the 16th […]

The Vieux-Tours is a generic term to define a set of districts or towns which have come together over time to form the historic center of the city of Tours . The districts of Vieux-Tours are, from west to east: Notre-Dame-la-Riche, Saint-Martin, Saint-Julien, Saint-Gatien, Saint-Pierre-des-Corps . The Saint-Gatien district is the first town to be established, it corresponds to the city of late Antiquity of Caesarodunum  ; it will be the seat of […]

The Jardin botanique de Tours (5 hectares) is a municipal botanical garden and arboretum located at 33, Boulevard Tonnellé, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France. It is open daily; admission is free. The garden was established by public subscription in 1843 at the initiative of pharmacist Jean-Anthyme Margueron (1771–1848), and is the oldest public garden in the city. In response to the 1841 creation of the city’s Hospice […]

Tours  is the prefecture of the Indre-et-Loire department and largest city in the Centre-Val de Loire region of Western France, although it is not the regional prefecture, which is the region’s second-largest city, Orléans. Country France Region Centre-Val de Loire Department Indre-et-Loire  Mayor (2020-2026) Emmanuel Denis (The Greens) Area 34.7 km2 (13.4 sq mi)  Urban (2017) 663.7 km2 (256.3 sq mi)  Metro (2017) 3,193.5 km2 (1,233.0 sq mi) Population (2017-01-01) 135,787  Rank 26th in France Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST) […]