The Loire Valley: Places to Explore

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Tours

Tours is the region's largest and most commercial city whose greatest asset is energy—the cobblestone streets in the pedestrian-only Vielle Ville crackle with cafés, bars, and restaurants. Students make up a quarter of the population, thanks to Tours's noted university. Although much of the city was bombed in World War II, its pretty historical district remains to allure and enchant visitors to this important gateway to the Loire Valley.

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