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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2017

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 Area

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

A mansion in the center of the medieval town "Le Gîte du Vieux Tours L'Arbalète"
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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: Jun 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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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic


  • 5 of 5

Very nice. Centrally located.

Would visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous avons eu plaisir à vous recevoir et espérons que votre retour s'es bien passé. A bientôt si vous le souhaitez à nouveau.
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Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment in a central location with good restaurants and bakery near by.

Our hosts were most helpful and made our stay in Nantes a delight.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre commentaire. Nous avons eu plaisir à vous recevoir et vous remercions de votre confiance.
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A private castle in a turbulent old city

  • 5 of 5

When Christian introduced the Gite to us at arrival, we were fascinated by this wonderful place with new, modern Equipment, very comfortable. each room with separate Airconditioning, clean and tasteful Environment. And this in a medieval house with visible old Stone walls.The room upstairs is connected by a Bridge to the bathroom like on a ship. Excellent idea!. The living room can be opened to the court with bamboo, palmtrees, roses . We enjoyed every day to have the breakfast and dinner outside in the shadow of the bamboo. We had our own Castle with a heavy door in the middle of the City for two weeks. The gite was big enough for 2 couples with excellent comfort. Christian's and Ariane's friendly welcome and Service is to mention especially. Private parking space was very helpful and comfortable just 2 minutes from the gite. We enjoyed very much the historical City (especially in the year of St. Martins 1600th birth day), Restaurants, creperies (old post), street Music, Loire Banks.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre commentaire, nous avons eu beaucoup de plaisir à vous recevoir. Ariane et Christian
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Wonderful apartment in the very centre of Tours

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Christian's apartment for one week in July with our daughter who is going to spend her third year abroad in Tours and we can truly say it is a wonderful place to stay. Right in the centre of the medieval city, a 2 minute walk from Place Plumereau with its inviting bars and restaurants and just 5-10 minutes walk from the Loire. The covered market is also only a 2 minute walk away. The apartment is super clean, beautifully decorated and kitted out with everything you need for a relaxing break in this lovely city. With the added bonus of a beautiful courtyard and air conditioning! Christian and Ariane are very friendly, helpful and discrete owners and couldn't be more cordial or helpful. Parking was very nearby and Christian escorted us there and gave us helpful information about Tours as well.

We were lucky to be in Tours for 14th July and witness the French celebrate La Fête nationale (Bastille Day) and the fireworks were amazing! Tours is a very inviting and friendly city, the people are really helpful and welcoming. Food and drink was amazing!

I can honestly say we haven't had a better experience in any gite we have stayed in during 17 years visiting France, and would unreservedly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre commentaire. Nous avons eu également plaisir à vous accueillir. Rappelez à votre fille que nous pouvons l'aider si jamais elle avait un problème lors de son séjour linguistique à Tours. Cordialement. Ariane et Christian
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Tours airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Place Plumereau
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Tours station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Tours Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $233.32

- 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.
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