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Rue Nationale

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Address: Tours, France
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If you like shopping, this is the place for you

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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442 reviews 442 reviews
202 attraction reviews
318 helpful votes 318 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 

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Kampala, Uganda
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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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NSW
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75 helpful votes 75 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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