Hotel Gambetta

7 Rue Gambetta, Tours, Loire Valley, Centre, France | Hotel

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The First of the Chateaux‏

A travel blog entry by mandyandcharlie


... elegant castle spans the Cher River via a series of graceful arches, and is surrounded by beautiful formal gardens and landscaped parkland. The most unusual part is the 60 metre long window-lined Grand Gallerie spanning the river, which used to be the ballroom, and the scene - it is said - of many wild parties hosted by the chateau's owner Catherine de Medici in the 16th century. During WWII the Cher River marked ...


A travel blog entry by lkeller

... Jenna and Lauren, and after a struggle due to the weeds constantly catching on our paddles, we made it out in front of the castle to take some pictures. We went underneath one of the arches and onto the other side, which was a really unique experience. Trying to get back to shore was a bit tough since the current was making ...

Les Chateux de La Loire

A travel blog entry by diana.peller


... for our boat. I am actually pretty good at kayaking and could kayak for hours, but this was so hard and I think it was because we were having trouble paddling at the same time. When I'm paddling by myself it's a lot easier for me and I can go fast. Here we were just spinning in circles and it wasn't helping that it was HOT outside and our fellow classmates were laughing at us. When we paddled under the chateau we couldn't get back because the current kept pushing ...

Tours de France?

A travel blog entry by kathyducker

... the old town with fantastic cobbled paths and crooked streets and had lunch. The trip to tours was a bit dull to be honest. Except for when we hit the toll gate and they charged us 32 €. Then things got a bit exciting. We saw more massive wind farms, a most spectacular sun flower paddock (my favourite yellow) and some generally amazing old buildings. Tours is rainy and cold tonight. We booked in to our ibis hotel and I had to get food from ...

The Tour of Tours

A travel blog entry by tours2014


... chalky white limestone originally only used for constructing châteaux of for the nobility. Many of the ‘caves’ in these houses around town were used for cultivating mushrooms because the rooms are 13 degrees Celsius year-round. Too costly to keep up, the mushroom cultivators closed up their shops, and the underground chambers were converted into apartments - with virtually no utility bills! (I heard that one building in town has 9 underground ...


This hotel, located on 7 Rue Gambetta, Tours, is near Musée des Beaux-Arts, Prieure de Saint-Cosme, Musee du Gemmail, and Didier Champalou.
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