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A mansion in the center of the medieval town "Le Gîte du Vieux Tours L'Arbalète"

Tours, France
  • Apartment968 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

The ideal starting point for exploring the Loire Valley with its castles

Le Gîte du vieux Tours Arbalète is located in the old medieval city centre of Tours 'Le Vieux Tours”, on the ground floor of a XVIIIth century house. This is a wholly restored and comfortable building, with a courtyard, where 4 / 5 people can stay.

The flat is the ideal place to live in if you want to discover the Loire Valley landscapes, the castles, museums and vineyards…

The lively 'Place Plumereau” area, with restaurants and terraces will be the perfect place to agreeably spend your evenings during your stay.

Shops and a private parking space will make your time in Tours even more enjoyable.

• Surface area of 96 m2.

• Fitted kitchen : self-cleaning oven, microwave, electric hob, dishwasher.

• Parents' room on the ground floor with private bathroom, adjustable bed 160 x 200, wardrobe, shelves.

• A bedroom on the first floor with private bathroom with wc, adjustable beds 160 x 200, wardrobe, desk.

• A 80 m2 private courtyard, with garden furniture and barbecue.

• A washer and a dryer are available.

• Living room with a leather sofa, a coffee table, a dinner table, six chairs, a flat screen television, CD & DVD players, a micro hi-fi system, téléphone, and high speed Internet.

• Optional : covered and monitored parking 250 m away (5 € per day).

• Tourist tax: 1,30 € per day, per person from 12 years.



Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Christian

Always delighted to welcome tourists and give them advice to help them discover a beautiful region.

Christian purchased this Apartment in 2009

Why Christian chose Tours

It is a mansion that has a significant history.

What makes this Apartment unique

Former masonic house with its temple.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, Bed 160x200 or 2x80x200
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 3 twin/ single, Bed 160x200 or 2x80x200 + 1x80x200


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Downtown
              • Monument View
                Charlemagne and Horloge towers


                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Iron & Board
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Garage
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                            5 € per day
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Child's Highchair
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 4 people


                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                      • Toys


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Golf
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                          • Tennis


                                              • wheelchair inaccessible

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Hot Tub


                                                      • museums
                                                      • arboretum
                                                      • churches
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • synagogues
                                                      • theme parks
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • winery tours
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • miniature golf
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • photography
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • hot air ballooning
                                                                  • ice skating
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 2:30 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    13 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Sanctuary in Tours

                                                                    Roger S.

                                                                    Nice apartment in the middle of Vieux Tours. Kitchen stocked with essentials washer dryer on site, supermarket and liquor store around the corner train station 15 minutes by foot

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Merci de votre commentaire. Nous recommandons la famille Satterthwaite très sympathique et respectueuse des lieux .

                                                                    A little paradise in the middle of Tours

                                                                    Deborah S.-

                                                                    We had spent some time several years ago in a little town close to Tours and always wanted to return. We were so impressed with the Food Hall there that I wanted to find a place close by. And we were so happy that we did. This is such a cool apartment with private courtyard. Christian was the perfect host, so helpful. The apartment is spotless, really comfortable beds, comfortable couches, right in the middle of so many good restaurants and the Food Hall is 5 minutes walk away. And while you can't hear Place Plumereau, an incredible square surrounded by ancient buildings, alive with the best people watching you can imagine, it is just a stone's throw away. Tours is a great spot for day trips to the beautiful little towns of the Loire Valley. Cannot recommend this spot more. Thank you Christian, staying there behind the red door was one of the high points of our month long stay in France.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Nous sommes heureux que notre établissement vous ait permis de passer d'excellentes vacances. Nous faisons tout notre possible pour rendre les séjours très agréables dans notre belle Touraine. Merci de votre confiance.

                                                                    Wonderful apartment in heart of Loire Valley

                                                                    Anne K.

                                                                    The apartment is in an ideal location to experience the heart of old Tours and also visit the surrounding Loire Valley - chateaux and vineyards. It is very clean, comfortable, and well maintained. The owner, Christian, was very kind and attentive to our needs. Thank you.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire. Nous avons eu plaisir à vous recevoir et sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécier notre belle région.

                                                                    Great apartment, great location, friendly helpful owner

                                                                    Steve A.

                                                                    We could not have been more pleased with our rental. The location was superb right in the middle of the old quarter, with an intimate private courtyard and a parking spot available. Christian was a great host, explaining everything we needed to know about the City and the Chateaus. We hope to visit again and would love to stay there again.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Merci de votre très sympathique commentaire. C'est avec plaisir que nous vous accueillerons une prochaine fois si vous décidiez de visiter une nouvelle fois notre belle Touraine. Au plaisir de vous revoir.

                                                                    Great location, comfortable and lovely courtyard

                                                                    Claire L.Calgary, Alberta, Canada

                                                                    We recently stayed here for 6 nights, joined by our son and daughter in law. The apartment is located in the midst of the old town, very near Place Plumereau. Well furnished, washer and dryer available and internet worked very well. Kitchen well stocked so that one has everything you need to do your own cooking. Correspondence with Christian was very easy, he met us upon arrival and explained how everything functioned. Parking is nearby , underground about 12 Euro per day, if one out most of the day. Grocery store and lots of great restaurants nearby. A great location for discovering the Loire region. Lovely courtyard and apartment air conditioned . Thank you Christian for your hospitality and help.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Merci Claire pour votre très sympathique commentaire. Nous avons Ariane et moi-même été très heureux de vous recevoir et de savoir que vous avez apprécié L'Arbalète.

                                                                    Donnez le bonjour à votre époux, votre fils et belle fille.

                                                                    A une fois prochaine si l'occasion se présente.

                                                                    Great enclave in the middle of the city!

                                                                    Carle N.

                                                                    This location was perfect for going to the various castles, churches, abbeys, gardens in the Loire valley. Because it was in the middle of the old town Tours, there were lots of choices for dinner, it was easy for my granddaughter to walk for her 'pain au chocolat' in the morning. It was a little hard to find initially because of street construction but Christian was great helping us to find our way to/from the garage and to other locations.

                                                                    Decorating was every bit as innovative and cute as any European apartment would be and it was nice to know the owners were close if needed for any help. Loved it!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Ariane et moi-même sommes très heureux de vous avoir reçues et de lire votre très sympathique commentaire.

                                                                    Nous vous recevrions avec plaisir une nouvelle fois si l'occasion se présentait.

                                                                    Merci beaucoup de votre confiance.


                                                                    Tours, France

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Damage Deposit

                                                                    OPTIONAL: - Parking space in a garage 250 meters from the house € 5 per day. - Cleaning the apartment at end of stay € 40. - La taxe de séjour est de 1,30 € par jour et par personne de plus de 12 ans.

                                                                    13 Reviews
                                                                    Exceptional 5/5
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