A two-day break:
Two days is enough time to explore the main sites in Tours. A guided tour is a good way to get a feel for the city, and there are several to choose from including Tours by Night. Take a stroll around the old town and its half-timbered buildings and try and visit some of Tours’ museums. Hotel Gouin, with its a magnificent renaissance façade, houses the archaeology museum, and Musée des Beaux-Arts is the fine arts museum.
A week-long stay:
If you have more than a couple of days in Tours, spend some time wandering around the city’s many different markets. These include the flower market and the antiques and flea market. Outside of Tours, there are various chateaus and vineyards, such as Chateau de Villandry and Chateau d’Ambroise.
A family holiday:
Visit one of the many parks and gardens the city has to offer, such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts garden where there is a cedar tree planted by Napoleon.