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Rue Nationale

Tours, France
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Tours
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Kampala, Uganda
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

all the main names are here, specially clothes, but also Monoprix and the FNAC. NO car, only the tramway rnning in the middle of the street, but avoid the week end, way too crowded...

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St. Louis, Mo
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We walked this street many times. On Sunday, a classic car club had a display in the center island. Many beautiful building line the streets. This felt like the quintessential Europe.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you have time to explore more of Tours, make sure you use the tram which is very efficient and runs like a mini metro. It was very easy to use. On Sunday, this street is the heart of the markets.

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Brisbane, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This rue goes down the middle of Tours. It is a lovely walk and many of the main attractions are nearby. You can detour off at various stages to go to other areas.

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Metz, France
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343 reviews 343 reviews
161 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was a slightly different experience for us walking down this street on a public holiday, with quite a few shops shut. The tram runs down this street (so the road works the previous reviewers alluded to are now finished). For a main street, we were pleasantly surprised by its cleanliness, and an overall sense of fantastic maintenance by the... More

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sherwood park, alberta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stocked up with cheap groceries, water at Monoprix. Cut through to get to Place Plumereau. Nice street to walk.

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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136 reviews 136 reviews
43 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Walking the length of the Rue Nationale is an experience that takes about 20 minutes without stops at a leisurely pace. It is a people watching extravaganza. Most of what you would want to purchase is available in the adjacent stores although there are no tourist booths. Locals and tourists mingle down the avenue window shopping or taking in the... More

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Tours, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A concentration of some of the trendiest boutiques and retail outlets: not only fashion and shoes but also outlets such as Fnac where hi-tech multi-media meets music and literature in one place. CAREFUL! This area is now traversed by the newly-inaugurated Tram...

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Toronto, Ontario
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a great street if you like to shop. It has all the major shops along it and it's so easy to cross back and forth.

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Frederick, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Rue Nationale provides a handy agglomeration of mostly high-end shopping venues. The street has been made pedestrian only, providing a good place to hang-out and people-watch. The experience is pretty generic, with shops you will find almost everyhwere.

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