Tours, a classified ‘Town of Art and History’ is a popular tourist destination. Capital of the Loire Valley and the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tours’ history goes back 2,000 years. Book a flight for your trip to Tours and explore its impressive Gallic-Roman ruins, namely the castrum, the remains of its thermal baths, the postern-gate and the basement area under the Musée des Beaux Arts. The old parts of Tours are filled with Medieval vestiges, with elegant timber-framed houses and chic quarters such as the Scellerie, with its numerous antique shops and the majestic Saint Gatien Cathedral. Having been the Royal seat for a hundred years, Tours witnessed the French Renaissance as seen in its surrounding castles. The Châteaux of Vilandry, Azay-le-rideau, Amboise and Langeais are only 25 kilometres from the town. The Touraine region is a Gargantuan area famous for its food. Indeed Tours is not nicknamed the ‘the town with thirty markets’ for nothing! Sample the local rillettes, rillons, gelines and fouaces, all washed down with a glass of Chinon or Vouvray. Sound’s tempting doesn’t it? So now that you’ve decided to spend your holiday in the Val, it’s time to reserve your hotel in Tours, close to its famous landmarks.