Cultural Venus (Self Guided), Tours

Tours is home to a thriving cultural life. The town’s many interesting venues offer a large spectrum of performances, exhibitions and festivals. Take our tour to see all the best cultural spots in Tours.
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Cultural Venus Map

Guide Name: Cultural Venus
Guide Location: France » Tours (See other walking tours in Tours)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: Linda
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Le Petit Faucheux
  • Nouvel Olympia
  • Le Grand Théâtre
  • Les Studio
  • Vinci Centre International de Congrès
  • Le Bateau Ivre
Le Petit Faucheux

1) Le Petit Faucheux

This top French jazz club on the Rue Léonard de Vinci opened in March, 2002. It boasts a 200-seat theater hall where you can see all kinds of contemporary jazz performances, as well as occasional classical concerts. This centrally located venue is the perfect place to catch an interesting music show during your stay in Tours.
Nouvel Olympia

2) Nouvel Olympia

The Centre Dramatique Régional de Tours Nouvel Olympia, known as the Nouvel Olympia for short, is the most important centre of stage theatre in the whole Touraine region. Housed in the former Cinema Olympia, this great venue contributes greatly to the cultural life of the city.
Le Grand Théâtre

3) Le Grand Théâtre

Reconstructed a number of times, today this theatre’s architecture closely resembles that of the Palais Garnier in Paris. Its monumental staircase, Italian style hall and ceiling paintings are all in the same style as the building in the capital. The theatre itself bestows upon the city a wonderful season of symphonic recitals, opera shows, classical concerts and special shows for younger audiences.
Les Studio

4) Les Studio

This independent cinema is an important resource for emerging alternative filmmakers and their fans. Its program includes foreign films in their original language, documentaries, festivals, retrospectives and much more.
Vinci Centre International de Congrès

5) Vinci Centre International de Congrès

This international cultural centre is another important institution on the arts landscape of the town. A wide variety of programs are run here, including exhibitions, performances and shows that bring the arts to the communities of Tours.
Le Bateau Ivre

6) Le Bateau Ivre

This contemporary theatre and music hall has delighted audiences in Tours for more than 25 years. Within this pleasant atmosphere you can experience all kinds of original works in many different artistic genres.

Walking Tours in Tours, France

Create Your Own Walk in Tours

Create Your Own Walk in Tours

Creating your own self-guided walk in Tours is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tours Introduction Walking Tour

Tours Introduction Walking Tour

Declared a “City of Art and History” more than 20 years ago, Tours stays true to its title boasting rich cultural and historic heritage dating all the way back to the second century BC. Stately architecture complete with beautiful gardens await visitors coming to the city. See all these on this orientation walk and enjoy your time in Tours.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
Tours Museums Walk

Tours Museums Walk

Tours is one of France’s great historical centres, as shown by its wide range of museums that tell the fascinating story of the country’s long history. Take our tour to see the most interesting collections.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Tours Old Town Walk

Tours Old Town Walk

The city of Tours has successfully preserved much of its medieval and Renaissance heritage. Most of these historic buildings and other sights are concentrated in the ancient village of Chateauneuf, now known as the Quartier Plumereau. Take our tour to see the best sights in this amazing area.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

In Tours there are several notable places of worship that pay testament to the rich history and spiritual life of the town. Take our tour to visit the most interesting places of worship in Tours.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles