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

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 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.


Tours Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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A mansion in the center of the medieval town "Le Gîte du Vieux Tours L'Arbalète"
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Sanctuary in Tours

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre commentaire. Nous recommandons la famille Satterthwaite très sympathique et respectueuse des lieux .
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A little paradise in the middle of Tours

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Wonderful apartment in heart of Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Great apartment, great location, friendly helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Great location, comfortable and lovely courtyard

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Great enclave in the middle of the city!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Tours airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Place Plumereau
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Tours station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $245.76

- 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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