A stone throw away from the main train station, just behind the Opera house in the midst of the antiquaries district 'Les Cordeliers' open its large windows on a quiet semi pedestrian street. The stone walls and massive oak beam in the living rooms reminds you of its 15th century origin while most of the other features are from the 18th century like the marble fireplace in the living room. At “Les Cordeliers” history meets modern comfort. Fully renovated in 2014 it now offers a fully equipped kitchen with induction cooktop, convection oven, dishwasher, fridge and independent deep freezer plus all cooking ware you would need to prepare a meal in the most purist French tradition. The two modular bedrooms can be either configured in one Queen, one King bed or one King, two large single beds. In any configuration Baby has its own bed with full size anti allergenic mattress. In the bathroom you’ll either have a choice for a bath or a multi-function shower. But, sorry, renovation has taken the “bidet” away… At Les Cordeliers modern features have not been forgotten. You’ll find a high speed WIFI, international television with over 200 channels, and unlimited free telephone to landlines in over 150 countries to help you keep in touch with your loved ones while you travel.
- Apartment699 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Four star historical vacation rental for 4 persons + baby
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 18, 2018
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Beautiful apartment, perfect location
A friend and i spent eight nights at Les Cordeliers in early September 2016. The apartment was exactly as described: well-located, beautifully decorated, well-equipped, and comfortable. It is located on a pedestrian-only street. Just steps away is a street lined with restaurants of all kinds, wine shops, and a grocery store. Turning right on the street, you are about a 6-8 minute walk from the cathedral and musuem of fine arts. Turning left, it's a short walk to the Place Plumereau with its medieval houses and al fresco dining.
We were greeted by Fabrice's charming mother Helene, who made us feel very welcome and explained how everything in the apartment worked, as well as leaving us her phone number in case of problems or questions.
Like others, we used Tours as a base for touring the Loire Valley chateaux, and it was always a pleasure to return to our lovely apartment in the late afternoon and enjoy a glass of wine before venturing out to dinner.
I would highly recommend Les Cordeliers to anyone planning a trip to the Loire Valley.
Beautiful apartment in a wonderful location
Les Cordeliers was the perfect home base for getting to know Tours as well as touring chateaux of the Loire Valley. The listing was even better than the photos show and the location was close to everything central while still being a very quiet place for sleeping or relaxing. It was spotlessly clean and Fabrice and Frederique were very helpful both before our arrival and during our stay. Their site has restaurant information, and we enjoyed a meal at Le Petit Patrimoine (literally at the end of the street!) and Le Deuvaliere, both of which were superb. There is an abundance of restaurant choices in Tours, as well as many other shopping possibilities within a 5 to 15 minute walk. The kitchen is also well supplied and the fridge large enough that you can easily cook your own meals if you prefer. Parking is available at a large underground lot about 7-8 minutes away in case chateaux visits are part of your plans. I would happily recommend this apartment to friends and family members - it's a gem!
We are seasoned travelers and the best memories we have are from places where the locals made us feel like home.
When we started renting it was clear for the both of us that it was with the quality of our accommodations one of the two core value we wanted to carry.
So not only we have renovated Les Cordeliers to make it a 4 star level home away from home but we have developed a range of services to make sure that your stay in Tours will be a sweet lasting memory.
Maybe that explain why years after we keep seeing retuning Guest or receiving Christmas cards...
Great place to stay in Tours, France
We stayed in Tours for two months. The apartment location was great for
walking to most of the interesting spots and good shopping near by. We were
very happy that everything is the apartment was in good working order and clean. It was nice staying in a place without any cars or traffic near by. The owners did a great joy remodeling to make it very comfortable for guests. We mostly cooked because to the great market and wonder food available.
Tours is a wonderful town to stay at while visiting the many Chateaus in the
region. If you have a car we found out the best place to park was along the
river and it was free. We hope to come back someday.
Thank you for your kind words!
When we entirely renovated Les Cordeliers in 2014 our goal was to keep the charm of the historical setting with the 15th century oak beam, the 19th century marble fireplace and the plain oak floor to name few and to integrate the modern comfort we are used in order to create a home away from home.
Your comment adding to all the others in the apartment Guestbook tells us that it is a goal we have achieved!
Simply beautiful - a wonderful five night stay
I lived in Tours as a teenager, but had not been back since 1986. My husband and I, along with our two teenaged daughters, spent five lovely nights at Les Cordeliers. It could not have been more perfect. The location, the setting, the furnishings, the layout of the apartment - all of it was wonderful. A lovely neighborhood, complete with several interesting restaurants and shops, and only about a 10 minute walk from the train station. Check out La Bekka for excellent Lebanese food, and Le Turon for good local fare.
We spent Christmas Even exploring Chambord and Amboise and Christmas Day at Villandry and Chenonceau; having this wonderful place to come home to was a light at the ed of two already shining days.
We had a bit of a hiccup getting to Tours from the airport in Paris, (our train hit a wild boar) but Gisele was gracious and very helpful regarding our delayed arrival.
This apartment would be my first choice on a return visit to Tours. Merci mille fois. C'etait parfait.
Truly lovely, we felt at home
All of us had the best time ever at Les Cordeliers it is truly lovely and we felt at home as soon as we entered the door. It was a perfect place for all our family to gather and reconnect. Les Cordeliers is wonderfully situated in the heart of this beautiful city. The decor and furnishing of Les Cordeliers were as warm and welcoming as the people of Tours and we have already begun talking of a return visit. Thank you both for making everything so perfect. A bientot.
We could not have dreamt of better launch Guest for Les Cordeliers.
We also would like to thank you once again for thrusting us and making your booking while we were still renovating the apartment.
Frederique was very touched by your kind comments on her decorating work. We are also very happy that we succeeded in making you feel at home away from home.
We are looking forward to see you again soon.
Fabrice & Frederique
A little French heaven
On opening the door the apartment is exactly as it looks on the internet. Spacious comfy and airy with a good size bathroom and bigger kitchen than expected. Beautifully located for walking to all Tours attractions. For me a highlight was walking to the Halles to pick out my food and then cook in the small but beautifully equipped kitchen. There are also a wide array of restaurants, boulangerie, patisserie and chocolaterie within easy walking. Well located for visiting the Chateaus of the Loire we managed 6 of 71. This was my first international rental and I was worried about key pickup but all went smoothly and the owners communicate regularly without being intrusive.
Ideally located in the midst of the Loire valley and its 200 castles Tours is the perfect base to explore a region rich of its history, wines and experience it’s well known quality of life. Well served by air train or road Tours is of easy access from Europe.