Tours is considered as the capital of the Loire Valley, which is known for its fabulous castles, gardens, and wines ! The Loire Valley is the largest UNESCO's World Heritage Site in France. For more information, just type "Loire Valley" or "Loire Castles" into your favorite internet search engine. You can begin your virtual visit with the Loire Valley official WebSite. Here is a selection of some points of interest, that you can locate using the ICOST2009 Google Map.
|Futuroscope is a theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic futorscope and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas along with other attractions and shows, some of which are the only examples in the world. In 2007, the park received 1.6 million visitors ... Direct access by High Speed Train (Futuroscope station), only 35 minutes from Tours*.|
|The Puy du Fou is a historical theme park. "It's like Disneyland for history buffs. The Puy du Fou theme park, which hosts the largest evening performance in the world on 23 hectares of stage, is one of the highlights of the summer season in western France". Read the complete presentation here or visit the park web site.|
|Thanks to the direct high speed train (the Marne-La-Vallée/Chessy station is at 2 minutes on foot of the park entrance), the famous Disneyland Paris Park is at only 1h40 from Tours* ...|
* Some High Speed Trains may stop at Tours' peripherical train station, named St Pierre Des Corps. A free shuttle service is offered from/to Tours central station (5 minutes).