In the centre of Tours, a 117 m², 2-storey flat,
in a listed 17th & 18th century building
Tours, INDRE-ET-LOIRE center-val-de-loire 37000 FR

Location

The “Cathédrale-Conservatoire” district, in the middle of Tours, is one of oldest in the town. It extends over the land that was once the old Gallo-Roman town, now taken up by the castle and the cathedral, dating from the 13th century. This sector is highly sought-after because of the architectural quality of its buildings, its local shops and its schools. The TGV train station, with 1-hour links to Paris, is but a 5-minute walk.

Description

Set slightly back, the building is separated from the street by a grassy courtyard, enclosed by wrought iron railings. The townhouse comprises a central building standing between two lower, asymmetrical wings. The freestone facade features three bays, separated by pilasters supporting a Directoire-style, triangular pediment. Nowadays, the communal areas are accessed from one of the sides of the building, via an elegant set of double wooden doors. A covered, paved passageway goes through the building and leads to a courtyard and a garden belonging to the co-owned building. At the other end, under the porchway, an old, semi-glazed door gives access to the stairwell and the entrance to this ground-floor flat.

The flat

The entrance is on the ground floor. The vast communal hall is laid with parquet flooring and includes numerous cupboards. It opens on to an outstanding oak wood stairway, with its wrought iron railings. This was originally the building’s main entrance hall. Inside the flat, double, wooden doors open into a bedroom, illuminated by two windows overlooking the garden. It includes a bathroom, with a toilet. This level of the flat is completed with a linen room and a toilet. On the first floor, a bright, spacious landing could house a study area. A large living room is illuminated by two tall, south-facing windows, giving a view of the garden and its verdant plants. The herringbone pattern parquet flooring has been painted and the grey marble fireplace, in good working order, is topped with a gilt trumeau. At the back, a semi-open-plan kitchen is perfectly fitted, in a contemporary and function manner. The upstairs also includes a bedroom, the original decor and materials of which have been preserved: parquet flooring, an exposed freestone wall, panelling and a moulded ceiling. Adjoining it is a comfortable, modern shower room with a toilet.

Our opinion

Both in and at a distance from the town, the building clearly embodies the peaceful and elegant character of Tours, also known as “Little Paris”. The emblematic building, listed as a French Historic Monument, is set back off a quiet street and blends harmoniously in with its district. Furthermore, the immaculately-kept, co-owned building is protected by its wrought iron railings. The flat is spacious, beautifully renovated and subtly combines its period decor with more contemporary features. Looking out over the garden and the verdant scenery enhancing the view from every window, the urban way of life here gains a little additional spirit.

610 000 €
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Reference 218683

Number of rooms 4
Number of bedrooms 2

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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