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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre-et-Loire

A commune of nearly 38 000 inhabitants, Joué-lès-Tours is located in Center-Loire Valley, in the department of Indre-et-Loire. Located in the suburbs of Tours, it takes place in the south of Cher, and is part of the community of agglomeration Tours Plus.

Known to be the starting point for the pursuit of the Saracens by Charles Martel in the 8th century, the city of Joué-lès-Tours was completely burnt in 1356 by Marshal Jean de Clermont-Nesle in order to delay the Anglo-Gasconian armies. Today, the municipality which takes place in the extension of Tours, is mainly known for its important economic activity, as well as for its architectural heritage.

Joué-les-Tours benefits from the tourist aura of its neighbor, and offers its visitors a pleasant setting, as well as many cultural and sporting events.

Geographical information

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Latitude47.3518610 (N 47° 21’ 7”)
Longitude0.6613099 (E 0° 39’ 41”)
AltitudeFrom 44m to 96m
Surface area32.41 km²
Population37723 inhabitants
Density1163 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTours (7.2 km, 14 min)
Insee code37122
IntercommunalityCA Tours
TerritoryLoire Valley, Touraine
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Ballan-Miré4.5 km (10 min)
Chambray-lès-Tours6.3 km (14 min)
Tours6.4 km (15 min)
Saint-Avertin6.8 km (13 min)
La Riche7.3 km (10 min)
Monts9.6 km (14 min)
Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire9.8 km (13 min)
Montbazon10.2 km (15 min)
Larçay10.7 km (18 min)
Saint-Genouph10.8 km (14 min)
Savonnières11 km (15 min)
Veigné11.3 km (17 min)
La Ville-aux-Dames11.4 km (20 min)
Saint-Pierre-des-Corps11.5 km (16 min)
Artannes-sur-Indre12.2 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

As you walk through Joué-lès-Tours and its surroundings, you can admire many private homes of great interest. While most can not be visited, they deserve to be discovered from the outside. You will appreciate in particular the castles of Rigny and the Auberdière of the XVIIIth century, the castle of Bretonnières of the XIXth century, the manors of the Frazelière and the Edge of the XVIIth century, or the manor of Closerie de Beauregard, built in XVe Century and reworked in the 17th century. Do not miss the vestiges of the Petit Cher Bridge, which date back to the Gallo-Roman period, or the abbey which took advantage of excavations during the construction of the new tramway.

The green spaces are plentiful in Joué-lès-Tours and you will always find a place where you stroll or rest in the sun. Head towards the Bretonnières lake, near the castle, with its sporting course and sailing school, or the Parc de la Rabière which also has a pond. The latter also offers the Galerie du Parc, with exhibitions and meetings organized throughout the year.

The city has several cultural places, like the Malraux area which offers shows, concerts and other entertainment of all kinds.

Places of interest

Information points
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Several markets take place at Joué-lès-Tours between Wednesday and Sunday morning.

Every year in April, the Parc de la Rabière welcomes Make the Spring, a day dedicated to sustainable development through various entertaining and fun activities.

The Années Joué, a festival of street arts, takes place every first weekend of June at the Parc de la Rabière.

A veritable open-air museum of vintage cars, Les Autos Enjouées is held at the beginning of September every two years at the Château des Bretonnières and the Espace Malraux.

In December, Joué en Fêtes offers a Christmas market and several activities.


Tourist Office Joué-lès-Tours
Tourist Office Joué-lès-Tours
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Wednesday 20 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 21 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 24°C
Friday 22 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Excursion to the Langeais, Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau & Villandry Châteaux in a Minibus – Departing from Tours
Culture and education133 € Tours (5 km)
Minibus Excursion to the Châteaux de Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Amboise, Wine Cellar and Visit to the Villandry Gardens – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education139 € Tours (5 km)
Minibus Excursion to the Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, and Chambord Châteaux and Visit to the Villandry Gardens – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education133 € Tours (5 km)
Discovery Day in a Minibus: Châteaux d'Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord & Clos Lucé – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education142 € Tours (5 km)
The Unmissable Châteaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, Chambord & Cheverny – Departing from Tours
Culture and education129 € Tours (5 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (12 km)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (14.7 km)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (14.7 km)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (27 km)
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (34 km)


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