"In and Around Tours" Tours by lmkluque
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Welcome to my Tours page,
A freind lives in Tours and naturally, I came to visit for a few days.
He picked me up from the train station and took me to meet his parents--no, not that kind of meeting--I was a married woman and he was just a friend. So, we went to Noyant--his hometown--to meet his parents, to see their home, his old stomping ground and of course, the French countryside.
On the way we stopped at Saumur and visited the castle. By the time we arrived at his parents it was about 9 pm. He wanted to take me to a place to have savory crepes but, his favorite restaurant was closed as were several other places.
Finally, we discovered one little cafe open and two of his friends joined us to eat. The crowded dining room was warm and cozy, but my friend assured me that the crepes were TERRIBLE! Since this was my first encounter with a savory crepe I enjoyed it, ham, mushrooms, tomato and cheese, it was delicious! I can only imagine how delectable a crepe he approved of would be.
We spent the next two days exploring his town and driving around Noyant seeing the old chruches, castles and the beautiful countryside.
We then went back to Tours to explore his "new" home town.
My friend is a funny kind of guy and very little in his life was normal, making the whole visit amazing.
Part of Tours is just like any city with unremarkable streets and big square buildings lacking in charm. However, the older section was ancient and fantastic to see.
He had just lost his flat--because the landlord wanted to sell the building which was located in this beautiful, charming old section--and though the inside of the building was partially torn down my friend took me up to his first floor flat---a dangerous climb--to see the view of the square below his window.
The scene below was worth the peril . The view was exactly what one might expect to see in a French town square.
I Hope You Enjoy Your Visit,
- Pros:The Old Town Square Still Exists
- Cons:The Modern Section Isn't Beautiful
- In a nutshell:Wander through the older part of town and enjoy!
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