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A mansion in the center of the medieval town "Le Gîte du Vieux Tours L'Arbalète"

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Tours - Gîte du Vieux Tours Arbalète

The ideal starting point for exploring the Loire Valley with its castles

Le Gîte du vieux Tours Arbalète is located in the old medieval city centre of Tours 'Le Vieux Tours”, on the ground floor of a XVIIIth century house. This is a wholly restored and comfortable building, with a courtyard, where 4 / 5 people can stay.

The flat is the ideal place to live in if you want to discover the Loire Valley landscapes, the castles, museums and vineyards…

The lively 'Place Plumereau” area, with restaurants and terraces will be the perfect place to agreeably spend your evenings during your stay.

Shops and a private parking space will make your time in Tours even more enjoyable.

• Surface area of 96 m2.

• Fitted kitchen : self-cleaning oven, microwave, electric hob, dishwasher.

• Parents' room on the ground floor with private bathroom, adjustable bed 160 x 200, wardrobe, shelves.

• A bedroom on the first floor with private bathroom with wc, adjustable beds 160 x 200, wardrobe, desk.

• A 80 m2 private courtyard, with garden furniture and barbecue.

• A washer and a dryer are available.

• Living room with a leather sofa, a coffee table, a dinner table, six chairs, a flat screen television, CD & DVD players, a micro hi-fi system, téléphone, and high speed Internet.

• Optional : covered and monitored parking 250 m away (5 € per day).

• Tourist tax: 1,30 € per day, per person from 12 years.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 November, 2016

About Christian

Always delighted to welcome tourists and give them advice to help them discover a beautiful region.

Christian purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Christian chose Indre-et-Loire

It is a mansion that has a significant history.

What makes this apartment unique

Former masonic house with its temple.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

A mansion in the center of the medieval town "Le Gîte du Vieux Tours L'Arbalète"
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic


  • 5 of 5

Very nice. Centrally located.

Would visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous avons eu plaisir à vous recevoir et espérons que votre retour s'es bien passé. A bientôt si vous le souhaitez à nouveau.
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Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment in a central location with good restaurants and bakery near by.

Our hosts were most helpful and made our stay in Nantes a delight.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre commentaire. Nous avons eu plaisir à vous recevoir et vous remercions de votre confiance.
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A private castle in a turbulent old city

  • 5 of 5

When Christian introduced the Gite to us at arrival, we were fascinated by this wonderful place with new, modern Equipment, very comfortable. each room with separate Airconditioning, clean and tasteful Environment. And this in a medieval house with visible old Stone walls.The room upstairs is connected by a Bridge to the bathroom like on a ship. Excellent idea!. The living room can be opened to the court with bamboo, palmtrees, roses . We enjoyed every day to have the breakfast and dinner outside in the shadow of the bamboo. We had our own Castle with a heavy door in the middle of the City for two weeks. The gite was big enough for 2 couples with excellent comfort. Christian's and Ariane's friendly welcome and Service is to mention especially. Private parking space was very helpful and comfortable just 2 minutes from the gite. We enjoyed very much the historical City (especially in the year of St. Martins 1600th birth day), Restaurants, creperies (old post), street Music, Loire Banks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre commentaire, nous avons eu beaucoup de plaisir à vous recevoir. Ariane et Christian
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Wonderful apartment in the very centre of Tours

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Christian's apartment for one week in July with our daughter who is going to spend her third year abroad in Tours and we can truly say it is a wonderful place to stay. Right in the centre of the medieval city, a 2 minute walk from Place Plumereau with its inviting bars and restaurants and just 5-10 minutes walk from the Loire. The covered market is also only a 2 minute walk away. The apartment is super clean, beautifully decorated and kitted out with everything you need for a relaxing break in this lovely city. With the added bonus of a beautiful courtyard and air conditioning! Christian and Ariane are very friendly, helpful and discrete owners and couldn't be more cordial or helpful. Parking was very nearby and Christian escorted us there and gave us helpful information about Tours as well.

We were lucky to be in Tours for 14th July and witness the French celebrate La Fête nationale (Bastille Day) and the fireworks were amazing! Tours is a very inviting and friendly city, the people are really helpful and welcoming. Food and drink was amazing!

I can honestly say we haven't had a better experience in any gite we have stayed in during 17 years visiting France, and would unreservedly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre commentaire. Nous avons eu également plaisir à vous accueillir. Rappelez à votre fille que nous pouvons l'aider si jamais elle avait un problème lors de son séjour linguistique à Tours. Cordialement. Ariane et Christian
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Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada

Terrific location in old Tours

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Christmas with our 23 year old son. The owner, Christian, actually has four suites in this historic building. We stayed in "l'Horloge" which had a separate toilet, separate bath, a small room for our son and a kitchen. Christian was a charming gentleman who guided me through the narrow streets in our rented car to a reserved stall in an underground parkade nearby. Later, he showed up with a welcoming bottle of champagne. Although he spoke no English, we managed with my poor French. The great thing about this place is its location. It's just one narrow street from Place Plumereau in the heart of old Tours. Restaurants and cafes abound and it's only a short walk to Rue Nationale with all the shopping. We spent the week visiting the splendid chateau's of the region and enjoying the wonderful food and wines of the region. I heartily recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a fantastic house is this, and on such a wonderfull location!

  • 5 of 5

We had some trouble finding the house, but the friendly owner guided us through town by phone. It was a street just of the shopping-area and around the corner of some nice squares with restaurants and cafes. Event though we were really at the center of the town, the house and the enclosed garden where a peaceful oasis.

The owners welcomed us to the house, explained everything, gave us a lot of information of the area and the sights we could see there. Since we were parked on the middle of the small street they even helped us to unpack our car! You cannot park your car easily close-by, but the owners offered a solution for that problem: We could rent a parking spot in a nearby garage for a very reasonable amount.

We enjoyed our stay in the very beautiful and fully equipped house very much. Tours is also a very nice city to spend your holiday. We would recommend this house to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre appréciation.
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Les Halles
Jardin Botanique de Tours
Gare SNCF de Tours
Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Tours airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Place Plumereau
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Tours station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Tours, Indre-et-Loire

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £169

OPTIONAL: parking space in a garage 250 meters from the house € 5 per day. Cleaning the apartment at end of stay € 40.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tours in Centre

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bed 160x200 or 2x80x200
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , Bed 160x200 or 2x80x200 + 1x80x200
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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