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Rue Nationale

Tours, France
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Tours
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Metz, France
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303 reviews 303 reviews
144 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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230 reviews 230 reviews
91 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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