Hotel Balzac

Address: 47 Rue De La Scellerie, Tours, Loire Valley, Centre, 37000, France | Hotel
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Location

This hotel, located on 47 Rue De La Scellerie, Tours, is near Musée des Beaux-Arts, Prieure de Saint-Cosme, Musee du Gemmail, and Didier Champalou.
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Travel Blogs from Tours

Touring Tour

A travel blog entry by lcmckay on Oct 18, 2014

... fit any more in. We have a late lunch at one of the many cafes, eating in France is difficult not many people speak English and at most nice places the menu is only in French. In the evening we head out to have a drink in the old part of town it's very pretty although a little expensive I have a creme brûlée and it is amazing I'm going to have to go on a massive diet when I get home to work off all this sugary ...

Clos Lucé: Leonardo da Vince's house.

A travel blog entry by beandip on Oct 08, 2014

2 comments, 4 photos

... King Francois fell in love with one of the paintings Leonardo had brought: The Mona Lisa. Francois gave Leonardo a nice house which was Francois' boyhood home! That house is the very house that is known a Clos Lucé! People also say that Francois looked up to da Vince a lot. The French king even called him "Father" and many known paintings show da Vince on his deathbed, with Francois holding his hand! You probably know many of ...

Wine, bikes, chateaus and rain!

A travel blog entry by radiobirdman on Oct 07, 2014

5 photos

... again so we were lucky to get some riding in. That night the owners made us, and the other guests dinner. It was nice to again have a home cooked meal with some local wine. Unfortunately Liam must have picked up a bug that day which meant he was quite sick all night :(. We were all up for the majority of the night which meant we were very tired for our travel day to Paris. The joys of travel! He is better now and a lot better at washing his hands! Onto ...

Tours. Leonardo Da Vinci

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Oct 02, 2014

9 photos

... and peaceful house is set in Parc Leonardo Da Vinci. Here he finished work on his 3 favourite paintings, including the Mona Lisa. A copy of this hung in one of the rooms, much larger than the original that we hope to see next week. In the basement were numerous models of his inventions. The grounds and gardens were lovely, and more models were round every corner. Flying ...

Les Chateux de La Loire

A travel blog entry by diana.peller on Jul 02, 2014

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... I'm trying to eat healthy...even though I'm in France so everyone probably thinks I'm crazy. On the drive back to Tours we stopped at the wine caves of Vouvray. Here they have millions of wine bottles stored in cold caves. Though most of their wines are bubbly there are some still ones as well. We got to try a few and they were all very good. Next Tuesday we have a wine and cheese tasting which I am very excited for because French wines and cheeses fascinate me.

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