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Rue Nationale

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Address: Tours, France
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Great place to walk

Great place to walk around, shop and people watch. No cars, but trams run through the middle. Keep your eyes peeled for the man who walks his goat at night. He's a bit of a local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
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Poitiers, France
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77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes the Rue Nationale is smart and mainly pedestrian but somehow it has lost it's charm. Chainstores have mainly taken over from the independant retailers that where well represented years ago but the good news is just explore to the left and the right of the main road and you will find a plethora of shops selling wondrful fashion, antiques,... More 

Thank gingerfrance
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80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great place to walk around, shop and people watch. No cars, but trams run through the middle. Keep your eyes peeled for the man who walks his goat at night. He's a bit of a local celebrity, even takes his goat on the bus, apparently....

Thank Tine1980
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

You can walk with calm, in this recent pedestrian street (take care with the tramp!!!!). Prices are not cheap, but it will let you to connect the townhall with the turist downtown.

Thank Chus J
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84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We had a great time shopping. Galleries Lafayette and a inside mall are all located here with secure underground Parking. There is many clothing shops.

Thank Joyce P
Los Angeles, California
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1,758 reviews
1,155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The Rue Nationale is the main shopping artery of Tours and you'll find just about anything here, from boutiques to the grand maisons. Has a trolley system to hop on / hop off easily for getting around. Great for shopping & experiencing how the French live....

Thank David B L
Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Rue National is the central street for the shopping precinct and although at points cars cross through the only traffic is the trams and some speedy cyclists! Some lovely shops offering a wide variety of goods & at the rear of Monoprix there is a supermarket for any food & wine purchases. The department store Galeries Lafayette is on Rue... More 

Thank tneldner
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is the main shopping street and is pedestrianized with a tram system in the middle. Has a real buzz about it and there are lots of interesting places just off this road.

Thank ChadHeswall
Perth Scotland
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147 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A great choice of the usual and not so usual shops. Trams run the length of the street and access is easy. The Pont Wilson at the end is good for viewing the River Loire. Many cafes etc to stop and take in a coffee French style.

Thank lasvegas-marmalade
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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147 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

If you are planning to visit the Loire valley, this is the place to be the base of visiting around, to sleep there and don t move, near all the attractions, and the place has to many things to visit, good hotels, old village, modern city, river, bridges, many bars and restaurants, markets, artistic places, really a gem.

Thank Dulcedeborita
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place with plenty of food and shopping options. The tram running thru is nice too both for transportation and for the visuals breaking from the usual asphalt streets.

Thank Leandro A

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