Athée -sur-Cher City Guide
Former capital of the French Kingdom, the capital of Touraine has many preserved treasures waiting to be discovered. Place Plumereau in the centre of the old town is a beautiful place to begin exploring Tours. The mansions and half-timbered houses are captivating and draw you to extend your walk all the way to the monumental Saint-Gatien Cathedral. Cloître de la Psalette, Tour Charlemagne, Basilique Saint-Martin... Honoré de Balzac’s native town is lacking in neither added extras or charm such as, for example, the Jardin des Prébandes d’Oé, which is listed a Jardin Remarquable.
On summer evenings, don’t miss the “Renaissance Nights”, a sound and light show projected over the walls of the Musée des Beaux-Arts.