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See and do in the area...

Beside the Castles and vineyards, the area is full of activities for all ages and all tastes. This page does not aim at listing them exhaustively but is merely a selection of the most famous ones. For an up to date of the "what's on" you should refer to either the Tourism Office or Val de Loire. Another good source of up to date information can be found on our page Facebook Etape de Charme.


Greeters A free service provided by volunteers wishing to promote cultural exchange, Greeters establish ties between the city of Tours and the people who live and visit there.


Museums :

Beaux Arts Located in the former archbishop palace built in the XVIIIth century the museum also display some temporary exhibits.
Histoire Naturelle A stone throw away from the Carme's Apartment the Natural history museum is an easy way to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day.
Compagnonnage An exceptional museum! If you are interested in very high craftsmanship this is the place.
Art Contemporain For the Modern Arts lovers.

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Sports activities :

Loire Vélo All you need to know in order to enjoy the numerous cycling opportunities of the area.
Tours Sports An up to date information about sports events in Tours.

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About animals :

Aquarium du val de Loire A comprehensive discovery of the underwater life in the Loire river.
Zoo de Beauval Yes this is a zoo, but a modern one with space and interesting setting for the animals. And since the begining of the year the home of a couple of Pandas from China.

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Learn French :

CLE The Touraine region is known for the quality of its French thus the numerous schools in the area. Among them we warmly recommend CLE based on the comments received from our Guest.

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Les Carmes, Les Cordeliers - Vacation rentals

How to contact us

For any information request we recomand you use the information form, likewise, if you wish to book your holiday use in priority the booking form both available from the "Contact us" menu. For any other communication please feel free to send us an Email at: info@etapedecharme.com

If you need to send us a postal Mail or courier:

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37300 Joué les Tours

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