Escorted Rail Tours to Tours
The largest city in the Loire Valley
Located on the lower reaches of the River Loire between Orléans and the Atlantic coast, Tours is the largest city in the Loire Valley. The surrounding Touraine region is known for its wines, its châteaux, and for the unaccented perfection of its spoken French. The religious importance of Tours centres on the popular figure of St. Martin, Bishop of Tours from 371 to 397, whose relics were the focus of medieval pilgrimages.