Tours was our gateway to France. We went there a little gingerly though cause there wasn't too much information available about Tours & the Loire Valley. It however turned out to be amongst the best places to visit in France. We used as a base to explore the Loire as well as the Chateaus across the valley - Amboise, Chambord, Cheverny & Chenonceaux. Also, since we were in France in November, the tourist influx was already waning and that made the bylanes in Tours almost empty. Coming from a very populous country - India - the quiet & space of Tours was moving. 'Fall' was in, the trees were changing colour and the weather had a wondeful chill.
Place Plumereau is the old-district of Tours. Buildings there still maintain their impressive facades (made of wood & stone & mud i assume) and the sight in this particular picture (above) has made its way into countless postcards from Tours