Living in Tours and its region

Culture and Leisure activities

All year long, there is a wide variety of events happening at the University, in Tours, and around the Loire Volley : cultural, sporting events, scientific events...

Loire Valley, an invitation to travel in a Unesco world heritage site.
Many events, especially University's ones, are free and open to all.

Tours and its surroundings offer an ideal environment to live in. Share our art of living !

To find out what's coming up, take a look at the various event schedules:


Tourist Office of the City of Tours

It is located 78/82 rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours (2 min from the train station)

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Touring around - by bike, trekking

Trails "Loire à Vélo"

For a day or a week, with family or friends, discover the "Loire à Vélo" at your own pace.
Along the royal river with changing shades, your bicycle makes its way...900 km of bike routes - including 160 km in Touraine :

Walks and Hikes

Five "Grandes Randonnées" hiking trails cross the Touraine - including the famous GR655, leading to Saint-Jacques de Compostela - while 374 walking trails accredited by the French Hiking Federation criss-cross the local countryside, its towns and villages.

You can download the hiking circuits maps on this website :