Emily - Tours was a great small town with beautiful buildings and in close proximity to some extravagant chateaux. We stayed in a local youth hostel and for a couple of days we enjoyed France the way it was meant to be enjoyed - great food which included some exquisite french crepes and absorbed the tranquil landscape (in between the tourist bus runs). It rained most of the time we were there but that didn't stop us from having a great time and it made up for our awful Bordeaux experience.
Jeremy - On our second afternoon we were wandering the old town and in a somewhat surreal moment we saw our mate Tom from Canberra. He was walking down the other side of the street and had just arrived from our next destination; Paris. Excited to see a familiar face we arranged to catch up with him over the next couple of days, sharing stories about great places to visit and places to avoid. One of our highlights of Tours was the Chateaux Chenonceau, although full to the brim with tourists it gave a real insight into the cosy lives of the rich and royal. I will leave it up to the photos to demonstrate. As it was my second time in some of these places it also made me feel a little old as it was about 9 years between visits! We left Tours ready for the main event of France - Paris!