In and around Tours marathon Touraine Loire Valley


The route of the TLV Marathon is a great way to discover some of Tours' Loire River heritage and the surrounding countryside. And, if you have a little more time, you can stroll around the fascinating old town and perhaps visit Tours' impressive Cathedral. Not far from Tours, you can also discover the fabulous and famous Chateaux of the Loire: Chenonceau, Azay le Rideau, Villandry, Rigny-Usse, Langeais, Luynes, Chinon, Loches, Amboise... Or soak up some of the culture of the Indre et Loire region, by visiting places such as Le Prieuré de Saint-Cosme, that was the last home of the reknowned poet Ronsard, Le Château de Saché that is now the Honoré de Balzac Museum, the fortress of Chinon and many other sites charged with history and romance...

Where to stay

To find accomodation, please visit the following tourist official websites :
- Hotel booking : > http://online.citybreak.com/Search/Search.aspx?onlineid=2139328489
- Office de tourisme Tours Val de Loire: > http://www.tours-tourisme.fr/
- Agence Départementale du Tourisme de Touraine > www.touraineloirevalley.com

Marathon Packages : hotel - restaurant - running number

Book your package with the Office de Tourisme de Tours Val de Loire votre > marathon package

MARATHON PACK for 2 people: 159€ in a two stars hotel.169 € in a four stars hotel. 2 days / 1 night stay


Including :

  • One TVL Marathon entry (running number)
  • A special “Marathon diner “for 2, in one of the restaurants downtown Tours, on Saturday evening. Drinks are not included.
  • One night’s accommodation for 2 people (September 19th) Special Marathon breakfast included
  • One ticket for the Pasta Party on Sunday for lunch
The advantages of the pack : Your hotel room is less than 15 minutes away from the start line. For you to enjoy a relaxing shower after the race, your room will be available until 4pm on sunday.
*You can complete your chosen pack by buying a separate running number at the Office de Tourisme.

WEEK-END PACK for 2 people: Weekend pack 169 € in a two stars hotel-179 € in a four stars hotel. 2 days / 1 night stay


Including :

  • One TVL Marathon entry (running number)
  • A special “Marathon diner “ for 2, in one of the restaurants downtown Tours, on Saturday evening. Drinks are not included.
  • One night’s accommodation for 2 people (September 19th) Special Marathon breakfast included
  • One ticket for the Pasta Party on Sunday for lunch)
  • One entrance ticket for the famous Château and Gardens at Villandry
  • One City Tour
The advantages of the pack : Your hotel room is less than 15 minutes away from the start line. For you to enjoy a relaxing shower after the race, your room will be available until 4pm on sunday.
*You can complete your chosen pack by buying a separate running number at the Office de Tourisme.

touraine loire valleytours tourisme OFFICE DE TOURISME DE TOURS VAL DE LOIRE
www.tours-tourisme.fr /02 47 70 37 37
pour réserver un pack : > Pack marathon

How to get to Tours ?

localisation Tours How do I get to Tours to join the TLV Marathon ? Nothing's easier ! Tours is ideally located in the center of France, about 200 km from Paris, in the world-renowned Loire Valley, a Unesco World Heritage site

BY TRAIN :

Trains run frequently between Paris and Tours.
Length of the journey: 1hour.
Note: Some trains only stop in the St Pierre-des-Corps train station. From here, there is a shuttle service to Tours (5 minutes). Please ask the ticket collector on the train for details

BY CAR :

At the crossroad between the A10 Bordeaux-Paris, A28 Abbeville-Tours and A85 Angers-Vierzon highway, Tours is easily accessible for all car drivers.
Recommended exit for the race: TOURS CENTRE

Car sharing could also be an option for you to join the event. Please check the following links …your driver or passengers are just a few clicks away!

BY PLANE :

Please check the Tours airport website for national and international flights : www.tours.aeroport.fr

PARKING

Parking is strictly forbidden along the race. The Start/finish line is located right in the center of Tours. It might be difficult for you to park your car. We advise you to park your vehicle on one of the 7 parking areas around the center and use the TRAM or bus to join the event.
>> Download the parking map….

You can also choose to use one of the parking lot located downtown. The ANATOLE FRANCE parking lot will be closed the day of the event. See the following list for more details…. http://www.tours.fr/334-parkings.htm

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