Cultural activities offered by the International Relations Office

Each semester, the University of Tours organizes a rich cultural program fully intended for international students newly arrived to Tours. 

This wide cultural offer enables exchange students to discover the castles of the Loire Valley, and other must-see sites of the region Centre-Val de Loire (Chenonceau, Cheverny, Chinon, Loches, Chambord, Amboise...).

A get-together evening and a guided tour of the city of Tours are also proposed.


Culture at the university

The Student’s Cultural Passport (PCE - Passeport Culturel Etudiant) offers students a wealth of cultural events.

The university has its own artistic programme (the Thélème Hall can accommodate 600 spectators), and students can also take part in practical workshops and courses run by professionals.

The programme also includes a cycle of conferences (Wednesdays at Thélème (les Mercredis de Thélème)), artists in residence every year, contests and competitions (Rock Attitude, Students on Stage (la Scène aux Etudiants), the Student Artwork Spring Fair (le Printemps de l’Art Etudiant). The university also has its own theatre troupe.

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