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TOURS: 19TH CENTURY AUTHENTIC APARTMENT IN THE MEDIEVAL DISTRICT OF THE CITY

Fabrice

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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TOURS: 19TH CENTURY AUTHENTIC APARTMENT IN THE MEDIEVAL DISTRICT OF THE CITY

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Tours - Les Carmes

Elegant and modern comfort in an authentic frame for 4 to 6 persons + Baby

On the first floor of a 19th century lime stone mansion protected by the National Monuments Chart your self-catering apartment opens its 4 large French doors on a quiet leafy square.

Entirely renovated in 2012, keeping in mind the historical aspects, the high ceilings with their molding, the plain oak floors, it now offers an elegant and modern comfort.

You enter into the living room, a bright & spacious room opening to the square with 2 French doors from which you might catch a glimpse at the slate- covered medieval house on the other side between the leaves.

To the right is the entrance of the Littre suite, which opens as well onto the square. From its French door it will be easier to see the lovely front of the “Ecole des Compagnons” followed by the St Saturnin’s church, the remains of the former convent and now a part time exhibit place, then the banks of the Loire river.

To the left, past the dining area, is the Balzac suite, while the kitchen is at the back.

Thanks to its floor plan, Les Carmes is the perfect location for either a family vacation or shared by two couples who can from each enjoy total privacy but still meet in the living room for a Scrabble game or in the kitchen with a glass of “Noble Joue”, a local wine,in hand.

The main room:

As you open the entrance door, the main room reminds you of the history of the mansion: Oak floors, mouldings and trim. The ceiling, over 3 metres up contributes to the feeling of space and freedom. On your right is the living room area with its convertible sofa and the two Archibald armchairs inviting to some relaxation. Modernity has not ben forgotten, with the digital TV and its 150 channels, the Wi-Fi, and a stereo as well. The house phone can as well be customized with your own Skype account. On your left, is the dining area across from the kitchen. On each side of the main rooms are the bedrooms suites.

The bedrooms:

The 'Balzac' bedroom, in honour of Honoré de Balzac, a XIXth century French writer who was born in the city and kept coming back all his life to find his muse, is 14m² (150 Sqft). Usually considered as the 'Parent's suite' it has a Queen size bed where you will sleep away the hard work of a tourist's day! By the window is the writer's desk where you will be able to write down your memories unless the Casanova armchair welcomes you for some reading times. From the bedroom you have a direct access to your private bathroom equipped with a bathtub and toilets.

The 'Littré' bedroom on the right of the main room, slightly smaller with its 12m² (130 Sqft offers the polyvalence of a king bed or two single beds. The room has its own private entrance if need be. The room has also its own bathroom equipped with a multi- function shower and a private toilet.

The kitchen:

Some people will tell you it's the most important room in a French home! This is probably why we spent some extra time in designing the room during the recent renovations. As a result you will find there all the modern equipment you can expect: Oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, induction stove,, dishwasher, washing machine... Breakfast was not forgotten either with its toaster, coffee maker and electric kettle. In the cabinets you will find all the utensils you may dream of to cook memorable meals.

The Private Courtyard:

Nothing too exciting there but it’s a safe place to park your bicycles for the night.

Thanks to its floor plan, Les Carmes is the perfect location for either a family vacation or shared by two couples who can from each enjoy total privacy but still meet in the living room for a Scrabble game or in the kitchen with a glass of “Noble Joue”, a local wine,in hand.

The main room:

As you open the entrance door, the main room reminds you of the history of the mansion: Oak floors, mouldings and trim. The ceiling, over 3 metres up contributes to the feeling of space and freedom. On your right is the living room area with its convertible sofa and the two Archibald armchairs inviting to some relaxation. Modernity has not ben forgotten, with the digital TV and its 150 channels, the Wi-Fi, and a stereo as well. The house phone can as well be customized with your own Skype account. On your left, is the dining area across from the kitchen. On each side of the main rooms are the bedrooms suites.

The bedrooms:

The 'Balzac' bedroom, in honour of Honoré de Balzac, a XIXth century French writer who was born in the city and kept coming back all his life to find his muse, is 14m² (150 Sqft). Usually considered as the 'Parent's suite' it has a Queen size bed where you will sleep away the hard work of a tourist's day! By the window is the writer's desk where you will be able to write down your memories unless the Casanova armchair welcomes you for some reading times. From the bedroom you have a direct access to your private bathroom equipped with a bathtub and toilets.

The 'Littré' bedroom on the right of the main room, slightly smaller with its 12m² (130 Sqft offers the polyvalence of a king bed or two single beds. The room has its own private entrance if need be. The room has also its own bathroom equipped with a multi- function shower and a private toilet.

The kitchen:

Some people will tell you it's the most important room in a French home! This is probably why we spent some extra time in designing the room during the recent renovations. As a result you will find there all the modern equipment you can expect: Oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, induction stove,, dishwasher, washing machine... Breakfast was not forgotten either with its toaster, coffee maker and electric kettle. In the cabinets you will find all the utensils you may dream of to cook memorable meals.

The Private Courtyard:

Nothing too exciting there but it’s a safe place to park your bicycles for the night.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Fabrice

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Frederique Fouchard
SCI Asante Sana, 31 rue de l'Epan
37300 Joué les Tours
Tours, Tours 533 854 360
VAT Reg NoFR69533854360
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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TOURS: 19th century authentic apartment in the medieval district of the city
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TOURS: 19th century authentic apartment in the medieval district of the city
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Tours Indre-et-Loire
5

Charming, spacious and comfortable

  • 5 out of 5
Fabrice and Frederique, the delightful owners of the apartment were extremely friendly and helpful. Fabrice collected us from the train station and transported the 4 of us, and our luggage, to the apartment which is situated in the original medieval sector of the historic city of Tours. Metres away from Place Plumereau which is packed with a host of reasonably priced restaurants, surrounded by timber framed multi story biuldings. The apartment was well equipped, great bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable sofas decorated in a traditional French style. An extensive library of tourist and reading material was available as was the free wifi. Always only a phone call away, Fabrice and Frederique were only too happy to help with any enquiries.

Located centrally for road access to all of the Loire valley's Chateau's from Angers to the west to Blois in the East. We even managed a trip to Le Mans to visit the motor museum and the cathedral which is full of Plantagenet history. The apartment was only 100 metres from the new tram in Tours which gave quick access to the shopping precinct.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting the Loire.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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TOURS: 19th century authentic apartment in the medieval district of the city
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5

Our best experience in europe

  • 5 out of 5
This apartment was absolutely beautiful the only thing that was better than the apartment was the owners Fabrice & Frederique!!!! They went out of there way to make our stay in Tours the best part of our European holiday!!! Not only did they tell us all the best restaurants and sites but also came and found us when we where lost and took us back to the apartment. And when it was time for us to leave and I couldn't order a cab to the train station (as I don't speak french) I rang them to order a cab for me and they came and picked us up and took us to the station!!! You just can't get this type of customer service staying in a hotel. We have stayed in HomeAway apartments before in many countries but this apartment and the owners won us over. If you are going to Tours u MUST STAY HERE!!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: Vicki,
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It is our pleasure to take care of Guest more like Family than customers. As we often say: "You do vacation, we do the rest..." We hope our path will cross again either in Touraine or in Sydney.
Fabrice & Frederique
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TOURS: 19th century authentic apartment in the medieval district of the city
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5

Wonderful stay at Place des Carmes

  • 5 out of 5
This apartment was very well appointed with thought put into the setup of the flat. We travelled with 2 adult sons and the setup with a bedroom with bathroom at one end and another bedroom and bathroom at the other end with living area in the middle was a great setup. Well equipped kitchen and lovely appointed flat. Bit noisy but nothing that can't be fixed. W old recommend this flat if visiting Tours.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
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TOURS: 19th century authentic apartment in the medieval district of the city
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+33 0781832888
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Dallas
5

Perfect location to visit Loire Valley

  • 5 out of 5
What a wonderful place for a family to stay and visit the Loire valley. The kids had their own room which allowed us to keep the living/dining room neat. The apartment is so well designed and furnished. If you want to cook at the apartment, there are several markets close by to purchase food. You can also walk to wonderful restaurants and boulangeries. We enjoyed walking to the river and listening to live music at an outdoor "beer garden" while the kids played at the playground. We had a car and found it easy to get on the road quickly to visit the castles. Tours is an excellent location in the center of the Loire Valley making it easy to visit castles in any direction.

We loved working with the owners. They provided tons of information re activities and restaurants. They made sure that we weren't lacking anything. We felt like family rather than customers.

My husband and son loved visiting the tank museum in Saumur (Musee des blindees). My favorite castle was Chaumont-sur-Loire. It is a must for art and garden lovers.

We look forward to staying here again soon!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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TOURS: 19th century authentic apartment in the medieval district of the city
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5

Lovely apartment in historic old town

  • 5 out of 5
The apartment was very comfortable with everything needed for a lovely holiday. The TV, Internet, kitchen appliances etc all worked fine and made for a convenient stay. There are many bars and restaurants within walking distance so very easy to eat and drink, including the picturesque 'Place Plumerau'. The railway station is a 20 minute walk and the TGV train to Paris took just over an hour; there is a car hire office there as well. Helene met us at the apartment and was so welcoming and friendly, telling us where the local supermarket was and recommending a restaurant. She also very kindly offered us a lift back to the airport as well for our journey home, which we thought was a lovely thing to do.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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5

un WE en Touraine

  • 5 out of 5
appartement accueillant et chaleureux dans le quartier historique de Tours. Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour. Nous avons apprécié l'aménagement et le confort de cet appartement ainsi que l'accueil des propriétaires.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Tours St Symphorien (TUF)
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Tours (TGV: Paris, CDG Airport , Bordeaux)
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A10 Aquitaine
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Multiple. You are in a lively part of town
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Golf de la Gloriette
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Multiple. You are in a lively part of town
Car: not necessary

Just under an hour away from Paris by TGV train and a tad more from London, Dublin, Porto, and many more, in the middle of the « Garden of France » The Touraine region is a welcoming place well known because the Kings of France built there over 200 Royal Castles since the Renaissance The mild climate all year long is also a reason why the area is the third best wine region in France.

More precisely, it’s in the medieval district of Tours almost at the junction of two major rivers, the Loire and the Cher that we welcome you in our vacation rentals. You might be travelling with your family or coming for business, be it a couple of days or weeks, we will find a suitable and memorable housing solution for you .

“Look up and admire” is written on a plaque at the beginning of Blanqui street. The streets in Tours are like a history book. From the RomanBaths, to the medieval brick and timber houses, often leaning forward or sideways, then further to the lime stone houses, a regional tradition, each step will take you on a journey at leisure.

In the midst of the medieval town, a stone throw away from the lively “Place Plumereau” or the busy “Rue du Commerce” the Carmes square is a secluded area. The square itself is a history lesson: Initially a convent, then a fish market it is now a quiet square tucked away in a leafy shell. The mansion where your self-catering apartment is located is from the 19th century, it is surrounded by another lime stone mansion to the right, now home of the most prestigious craftsmanship school in France (“Les Compagnons du Devoir”), a medieval slate-covered house the North and another 19th century mansion to the left.

Once you have crossed the square , it will take you a few steps before you get to the banks of the Loire river. The city has worked hard to make it a pleasant place where it feels good strolling along after a gastronomic meal. In the recent years, a “guinguette” even started entertaining people. Take a book with you, have a drink or just look at people, another favorite activity of French people. The banks are also a start for some of the numerous bike tracks, over 800km in the area. They will take you between nature and history at your pace.

By now, you know! Tours and its region of the Loire valley is a place where you will always find something to do regardless of the season. People might rush to the Royal Castles or the wineries but do not miss the hidden treasures. For that you can count on us, we will be more than happy to guide you in this region where we have lived for several decades.

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Tours , Indre-et-Loire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Haute 2014
1 May 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€952
for 7 nights
€952
€2,910
 
 
Basse 2014 / 2015
1 Nov 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
€626
for 5 nights
€852
€2,590
 
 
Haute 2015
1 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€952
for 7 nights
€952
€2,910
 
 
Basse 2015 / 2016
1 Nov 2015 - 30 Apr 2016
5 night minimum stay
€626
for 5 nights
€852
€2,590
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€626
for 5 nights
€852
€2,590
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €400
Nettoyage €56.37 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Stay tax €0.83 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.
Notes La location saisonnière comprend :
- L'utilisation exclusive de l'appartement ;
- Le linge de maison (lits, toilette, table, cuisine) ;
- L'utilisation du WIFI dans le cadre légal ;
- L'eau, l'électricité et les charges annexes.

Le tarif de location s'entend TTC et comprend la TVA de 10%

Appartement non fumeur.

Tarif dégressif dès la deuxième semaine (non cumulable avec une autre offre).

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tours in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • French "chèque vacances"
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • river
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • ISDN Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Hob ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Salle de bains Balzac - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Salle d'eau Littré - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The Balzac suite is equipped with a bathtub and shower, a towel heater and a large mirror, the toilet is hidden in the alcove. The bathroom in the Littre suite has also been entirely renovated it now offers a multifunction shower, a towel heater and a toilet. A large sink will allow the kids to get ready together.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Balzac - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Littre - 2 Single Bed
  • The Balzac suite is 14m², it is more often considered as a parental suite with its large Queen bed in which you will recover from your long tourist days. At your leisure, you will also be able to write down your memories at the teak wood secretary or if you prefer take a book in the Casanova armchair. From the room, slide the door and you will access your private bathroom & toilet.. A walking closet and a sliding cupboard will provide enough space to feel at home. Slightly smaller, the Littre suite is still over 12m². It is equipped with two 90cm single beds which can either be used as separate beds or a large king bed. You just have to let us know in advance and we will arrange them for you. A two meters long closet should provide enough space for your stay. The anteroom will lead you to your private bathroom. All beds will be done when you arrive. They are set with multi- season duvets.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Pétanque Court
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theatre
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Disco club
  • outlet shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
Notes:
The Tv is connected to almost 200 channels including a majority of foreign programs. The Internet connection is a fast wired and WiFi unlimited access. However, we ask you to use it in the respect of the law. Each room has its telephone handset. It is connected to a land line and communication to 150 countries is free. For your stay you can also configure it with your own Skype account and keep in touch with your friends and family! All appliances are green! The cleaning is done before your arrival, however if you wish, a flexible additional cleaning option is available and can be purchased at booking time. All the linen is provided (beds, bath, table and kitchen). Detergents and cleaning products are provided.
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