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The city of Tours on the River Loire, little more than an hour from Paris by train, boasts a very fine Old Town and one of France’s most striking Gothic cathedrals. Tours is elegant and stylish, an ideal city for a city break or longer stay. It’s the perfect base for exploring the Loire Valley with its famous châteaux and magnificent vineyards.

Tours has two important railway stations. The city centre station, called the Gare de Tours, is a lovely terminus in classic beaux-arts style. It lies due south of the cathedral near the Vinci International Congress Centre. The other station is called Saint-Pierre-des-Corps. Its bold modern design evokes mixed reactions. Two or three local trains per hour shuttle between the two stations, taking five minutes for the three-kilometre journey.

High-speed trains to Paris run from both stations, typically taking 75 minutes from Tours to the French capital. There is a slightly wider choice of departure times from Saint-Pierre-des-Corps than from the city centre station. TGVs to other French cities generally serve only Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, with trains running direct to Bordeaux, Lille, Avignon, Marseille, Strasbourg and Charles de Gaulle Airport (near Paris).

The Gare de Tours in the city centre offers a good range of regional and Intercités services, with regular departures to Bourges, Lyon, Angers, Nantes, Orléans, Poitiers and Caen.

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London to Tours by train

from £51.00

Avg 1 change 4hr 37m

Chinon to Tours by train

from £9.00

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Nantes to Tours by train

from £16.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 36m

Angers to Tours by train

from £10.50

Avg 0 changes 53m

Paris to Tours by train

from £16.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 10m

Saint-Pierre-des-Corps to Tours by train

from £1.50

Avg 0 changes 5m

Orléans to Tours by train

from £13.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 2m

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Tours by train

from £25.50

Avg 1 change 1hr 50m

Amboise to Tours by train

from £3.50

Avg 0 changes 17m

Saumur to Tours by train

from £7.00

Avg 0 changes 31m

Chenonceaux to Tours by train

from £6.50

Avg 0 changes 26m

Bordeaux to Tours by train

from £20.00

Avg 1 change 1hr 48m

Lille to Tours by train

from £52.00

Avg 1 change 2hr 51m

Lyon to Tours by train

from £14.50

Avg 0 changes 4hr 55m

Poitiers to Tours by train

from £11.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 2m

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Blois to Tours by train

from £6.50

Avg 0 changes 35m

Caen to Tours by train

from £14.00

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