Rue Nationale


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Rue Nationale

Rue Nationale is the main commercial artery of the city, where most department stores, shops and boutiques are concentrated. It is in fact one of the oldest streets and for sure the busiest shopping street in the city of Tours.


The main shopping street in central Tours is Rue Nationale, with the department store Galeries Lafayette and dozens of interesting smaller fashion stores. For local food specialities both sweet and savoury, there is a comprehensive selection at Les Douceurs Tourangelles, 104 rue du Commerce, and at Le Livre Tournois, 6 rue Nationale. There are several markets in Tours. The main one is at Les Halles, among others are the evening market in place de la Résistance on the first Friday of every month, the twice-weekly flower market on blvd Béranger and the antiquarian bookstalls on blvd Heurteloup every Saturday.