Actually officially called Aeroport de St.Symphorien, the airport is located 6 km northeast of the city of Tours
and is a good option as a destination
as it gives excellent access to the whole of Loire
Valley/Centre region. The airport itself is a 10 minute bus/taxi
trip to the city centre
where you have access to the TGV and SNCF rail networks.
The airport is open seven days a week with frequent services from Ryanair to and
from London Stansted. The recently refurbished terminal is small but
adequate and enjoys free short term parking or car rental facilities.
You are just five minutes from the A10 motorway with its links to
Paris and the north or to Bordeaux and the south.
Although Tours Airport is a good option Angers, Nantes, Poitiers (if you are visiting Southern Touraine) plus new flights into La
Rochelle and Angouleme offer alternative routes to access the
pleasures of this area. Both rail and road links are excellent
between all these destinations.
restaurant, which we have tried, offers food at a good
quality and price although the staff can be a little
overwhelmed at times.