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Tours is situated in the Loire Valley, between Orleans and the Atlantic coast. Tours is a modern, lively and dynamic city, yet with a rich history and a well preserved heritage. Touraine, the region around Tours is considered the original home of the French language. The inhabitants of Tours are renowned for speaking the purest form of French in the entire country, without any perceived accent.
Architectural heritage, museums, theatres, cultural events and excellent gastronomy make Tours the cultural center and gourmet paradise of this region of France. Discover the attractive old part of the city, by strolling past medieval half-timbered houses, the Plumerau square with its cozy pubs and restaurants and visit the many markets and fairs. With 30 street markets weekly, from traditional markets to Antiques, crafts and gourmand markets, this lively town offers something for every traveler.