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Rue Nationale

Tours, France
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Tours
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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136 reviews 136 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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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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54 reviews 54 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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st jean de luz
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Lively but not overly crowded. Great shopping experience. Petite Bordeaux look alike. Plus point - tram service commencing 31 August 2013. Very pleasant indeed.

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New York City, New York
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228 reviews 228 reviews
91 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Just being in the heart of the city is educational and invigorating. Dozens of places to eat and shop.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Rue nationale is good for one thing. Shopping shopping shopping! The street is nice and clean with the new tram line down the middle for easy access. It is also a mere ten minutes from the main old town square "Place Plumereau".

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Sandy, Oregon, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Tours had a good idea to put public transportation through the center of the city, lined with expensive shops. However, the result is incredibly bleak; in a word "stark," not a tree or natural thing in sight. It reminded us of what the streets must look like in countries run by dull-minded autocrats.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

There is going to be a tram running the full length of Rue Nationale. They have already laid the track and put down the lovely paving slaps - looking very impressive

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Shopping for everyone. Blocks and blocks of stores and outdoor cafes. Something for everyone. A fun day and evening.

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