We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rue Nationale

Tours, France
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in Tours
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Write a Review

121 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
418 reviews 418 reviews
188 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Rue Nationale is located in the center of downtown Tours and starts at the Boulevard Heurteloup near the Hotel Deville and runs about a half mile north to the Avenue Andre Malraux (near the Loire River). If you don’t stop to do any shopping it takes about 20 minutes to walk the entire street. It is also about a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kampala, Uganda
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Louis, Mo
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
78 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Metz, France
Top Contributor
357 reviews 357 reviews
167 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
sherwood park, alberta
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manhattan Beach, CA
Top Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Ontario
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Rue Nationale also viewed


Been to Rue Nationale? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rue Nationale staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?