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1 h 02 min
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Montlouis-sur-Loire
Tours
This Loire à Vélo stage proves as delightful as it is easy, leading to the gentle capital of the county of Touraine, Tours. The microclimate at the confluence of the Loire and Cher rivers proves ideal for imparting unique qualities to the grapes of the exclusive Montlouis wine appellation. You can now explore this blessed corner of Touraine with ease thanks to the new greenway laid out beside the Loire.
138.29 m 129.71 m

Route

From Montlouis train station, follow the new greenway set out beside the Loire right up to Tours. Just take care crossing the D751 road. To reach the centre of Tours, follow Rue Lavoisier.

Railway station - SNCF

Tours central train station: six trains per day, on average, allow bikes on board, either going west to Angers and Nantes, or east to Orléans. From Tours’s major eastern station of St-Pierre-des-Corps you can catch direct high-speed TGV trains northeast to Paris or southwest to Poitiers, La Rochelle and beyond. There are regular train links between Tours central train station and St-Pierre-des-Corps.

Don’t miss

Montlouis-sur-Loire: the medieval town and its historic port; the prestigious wine cellars dotted around the place; the Château de la Bourdaisière for its formal gardens, including one devoted to tomatoes!; annual summer jazz festival; October market dedicated to all things sweet.
Tours: once capital of medieval France; with remarkable historic quarters, monuments and houses around the cathedral and Place Plumereau square; many fine museums; major events year-round, including beside the Loire.

Markets

  • Montlouis-sur-Loire : Thursday morning
  • Tours : Tuesday to Sunday

Tourist Information Centre

  • Montlouis-sur-Loire : +33(0)2 47 45 85 10
  • Tours : +33(0)2 47 70 37 37

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