Tours is the largest city in central France even though it is not the regional capital. It is very close to Paris and is also the location of the famous Paris-Tours cycling race. Tours is also a very important religious centre. St. Martin and Gregory of Tours are two important religious figures in this city. You can easily book hotels in Tours which are close to the Tours Cathedral, botanical garden or the Fine Arts Museum. It is possible to find modern Tours hotels in the original medieval district - le Vieux Tours.
Tours initially had a reputation of being very conservative. However, with the arrival of the high-speed TGV line and improved transport networks, the increased number of commuters travelling to Paris and back has livened up the city. You can enjoy the new-found excitement in this city by staying in Tours hotels on either side of the two rivers- the Loire and Cher. Tours is located in the Touraine region, which is famous for its wines and has a flourishing wine industry. Enjoy the taste of various châteaux wine cellars by staying in your ideal Tours hotel.