THE UNIVERSITY FRANÇOIS-RABELAIS IS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF TOURS, AT THE HEART OF THE LOIRE VALLEY, IN AN EXCEPTIONALLY RICH HISTORICAL, CULTURAL AND HERITAGE ENVIRONMENT.
CITY OF TOURS
In Tours, you can stroll along the Loire, loiter at the Guinguette, visit museums, enjoy a drink place Plumereau in the heart of “old” Tours… www.tours-tourisme.fr
Touraine, it is the land of castles of the Loire Valley: Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Villandry and its gardens, the Clos Lucé, Chinon, Langeais, Loches, Ussé. Come to Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire… then is a natural oasis, a headland stretching out 40 meters above the wild Loire, which welcomes the public from April to the end of October, to the unmissable International Garden Festival. www.domaine-chaumont.fr
Cycling Loire: www.loireavelo.fr
Already in 2000, UNESCO chose to make the Loire Valley an area of major heritage by including over 250 km, as a cultural landscape, alongside the world’s largest sites. www.valdeloire.org
Touraine also has a renowned vineyard with wine cellars and restaurants whose cuisine is in the tradition of “Gourmet meal of the French”, officially registered since 2010 in the list of intangible cultural heritage of the UNESCO.