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  • Day31

    Goodbye Sam & Carol

    September 20, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Our time in Amboise had been a highlight for all our team. The spirit of da Vinci is everywhere, especially as this year marks the 500th year since his death. Our accommodation at the historic Clos D'Amboise had also been memorable. After all it is not often that you get the chance to stay in a 400 year old mansion.

    The morning dawned crystal clear but quite chilly. Our riders began the day decked out in jackets and jumpers - a far cry from those scorching hot days that we shared together in Avignon, just three weeks previously.

    We had not gone more than a km or so before we found ourselves in the middle of the weekly market. Once again the temptation was just too great for the female members of the group and they quickly disappeared with their purses in their hands. I stayed to watch the bikes.

    About 30 minutes later Maggie reappeared. "There is a great hat shop that you should look at", she demanded. It was useless to debate the issue, so I meekly followed her like I always do. About 10 minutes later I was the reluctant owner of a newsboy cap. I suppose I should be grateful that it only cost me 25 Euro, and not the $65 Euro that Gordon and Gerry had paid for theirs. I had to admit that it was a bit of fun wearing it and I did feel a little more French than before.

    The ride soon meandered into the vineyards of the Montlouis region where we rode through a succession of vineyards and past a series of underground wine cellars. Wine is obviously a big deal in this region, but as a non drinker, the big mystery to me is why anyone would actually pay money to drink the stuff.

    We also encountered some of the biggest hills of the ride so far. Of course the ebike riders sailed up with huge smiles on their faces, while the rest of us huffed and puffed in their wake. Yvonne had decided to take up the ebike previously used by Samantha, so she had an extra reason to be enjoying herself.

    We rejoined the path along the Loire on the outskirts of Tours and then crossed the river on a bikes only bridge. It was a glorious way to be introduced to this substantial city of some 400,000 inhabitants. Our hotel is the appropriately named "Grand Hotel", situated right next to the amazingly beautiful Gare de Tours railway station.

    The Grand Hotel was once one of the city's luxury hotels and it still bears the wonderful Art Deco style that was so popular during the 20's and 30's. Although the hotel now feels like a grand old dame who is now enjoying a stately retirement, we were thrilled to find that the room was spacious and looked directly out to the front of the railway station.

    In the evening we enjoyed a "Private Soiree" at the Petite Cuisine. This was a remarkable experience as we were the special guests at what felt like the owner's house. We were all seated around a large table while the owner and her assistant cooked our dinners in the fully visible kitchen. It was another unique dining experience in our culinary odyssey.
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  • Day4

    Dia 4 Arcachon a Tours 450 km

    June 8, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Nos levantamos tranquilos, desayunamos en el Airbnb y salimos para la duna de Pilat. Luego de subirla toda enfilamos para Roquefort pero pronto nos dimos cuenta que era demasiado, así que cambiamos el rumbo para Tours. Por el camino, en barbezieux compramos baguette, manteca, Roquefort y vino e hicimos un picnic al lado del castillo del pueblo, dormí una siesta de 30 minutos y seguimos viaje. Sobre las 7 pm llegamos . Estamos en las afueras de Tours en una casa muy bonita. Mañana queremos salir temprano para Chartre, veremos si podemos , es tarde.Read more

  • Day55

    Day 52

    July 22, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Today the bus didn't come till 4pm so we took it easy in the morning then went to the church which had amazing stained glass windows!!

    Then the bus to Paris and another night out as it was the last night that a group of us would be together😊

  • Day52

    Day 49&50

    July 19, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    Yesterday was very chilled as in I didn't do much, not temperature as it was 38 degrees so no relief from the heat the hostel had no aircon so was warm but then it stormed last night

    Bus day today from Bordeaux to Tours and we are a hotel room such a good change from hostels and we cooked our own meal of salad, mash and sausages!!!!!

    So good😊
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  • Day1317

    Tours, Cathédrale Saint-Gatien

    March 30, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    In der beeindruckenden Kathedrale selbst gibt es keinen Empfang für Pilger und auch sonst keinen Hinweis auf den Jakobsweg, der immerhin als Via Turonensis nach der Stadt benannt ist. Pilgerstempel gibt es dafür in der Touristeninformation; an dieser führt der Eurovelo 3 vorbei, dem nun wieder gefolgt werden kann.Read more

  • Day5

    Ausflug nach Tours

    June 5, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Am Morgen haben wir eine Höhlensiedlung besichtigt - spannend, wie Menschen gelebt haben. Aber ich bin froh, dass es nicht mehr so höhlig ist.
    Dann ging es weiter nach Tour an der Loire. Und endlich auch einen Kaffee. Die Stadtführung war sehr lehrreich (Unterschied zwischen romanisch und gotisch) und wir haben eine sehr schöne Altstadt entdeckt. Auch hier könnte man durchaus nochmal mehr Zeit verbringen 😊Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Tours, تور, Горад Тур, Тур, Teurgn, טור, トゥール, ტური, 투르, Turones, Tūras, Tors, ٹورز, 图尔

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