Situated at the junction of the Loire and Cher rivers, Tours is an excellent base for visiting the region`s magnificent châteaux. The original home of the French language and the "art de vivre", Tours is a land of harmony and proportion. Today, it is a modern, lively centre; with a thriving university, cultivating economic development. You can taste its charm visiting the old quarter, the the cathedral, Saint-Gatien, whose flamboyant Gothic facade is flanked by towers with 12th-century bases and Renaissance tops. as well as the Touraine Wine Museum, the fine-arts museum and Plessis les Tours.
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