Top 5 spots for an outdoor drink in Tours

For your morning coffee, a refreshing pick-me-up between two visits, pre-dinner drinks on a café terrace or a fun night out, these are our favourite places for an outdoor drink in Tours!

  • Place Plumereau, au cœur du quartier médiéval

    Plumereau square in Tours

    1. Place Plumereau, at the heart of the medieval district

    On this square lined with timber-framed houses, named “Best place for drinks” by Lonely Planet, you can soak up the buzzing atmosphere of Tours and its way of life.

  • Place Châteauneuf, place à l’italienne et panorama historique

    Châteauneuf square in Tours

    2. Place Châteauneuf, Italian-style square and historic panorama

    Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Tour Charlemagne and the Basilica of Saint Martin on this paved pedestrian square dotted with olive trees. Savour the calm and the dolce vita as you sip a glass of Corsican wine and enjoy a charctuerie or cheese board at A Torra, or a cocktail at Le Tournesol!

  • Place du Grand Marché, devant une œuvre contemporaine

    Grand Marché square

    3. At the Place du Grand Marché, sip a cocktail while admiring contemporary works of art

    “The Monster” by Xavier Veilhan will watch over you as you order the drink of your choice on this newly refurbished pedestrian square at the heart of Vieux-Tours. You can also enjoy the many restaurants in the area, or take a detour to the outdoor food market nearby, nicknamed “le ventre de Tours” (the belly of Tours).

  • Place Jean-Jaurès, l’incontournable du cœur de ville

    Having a drink

    4. Place Jean-Jaurès, not to be missed, in the heart of the town

    Many bars and restaurants crowd this Parisian-style square, home to the Hôtel de Ville - built in the early 20th century by Victor Laloux - and the neo-classical Palais de Justice. Enjoy a glass at the champagne bar in the Brasserie de l’Univers under the glass dome, or a signature drink at Blend & Shaker, a New York-style bar.

  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, une pause au vert

    Prébende square

    5. At the Parc des Prébendes and the gardens of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, take a break in nature

    These two magnificent gardens in Tours are the perfect place for a rest or a bite to eat in a green oasis. At the parc des Prébendes, check out El Cafecito and try a coffee from Latin America, roasted in Tours. In the French-style gardens of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Kiosk welcomes you to its pop-up restaurant for a glass of Loire wine or candlelit dinner during the summer.