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Château de Tours

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The Château de Tours is a castle located in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France.

Château de Tours
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General information
Location 25 Avenue André Malraux, Tours, France
Coordinates 47°23′50″N 0°41′37″E / 47.3971°N 0.6936°E / 47.3971; 0.6936Coordinates: 47°23′50″N 0°41′37″E / 47.3971°N 0.6936°E / 47.3971; 0.6936
Current tenants Commune, State
Construction started 11th century

Built in the 11th century, the building displayed an architecture of the Carolingian period, and was the residence of the Lords of France.

Until the 2000s, the Royal Castle of Tours was used as an aquarium where about 1,500 fish of 200 different species could be seen. It also served as Grévin museum. The castle was classified as monument historique on 20 August 1913.[1]

Currently, the building houses contemporary exhibitions of paintings and photographs, including works by Joan Miró, Daniel Buren, Nadar, and the workshop of Tours history where archeological and historical documents, models, audio-visual films on the history of Tours, etc., are shown.[2]


  1. ^ "Monuments historiques — Ancien palais des Gouverneurs" (in French). Base Mérimée. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Culture - Expositions au Château de Tours" (in French). Retrieved 15 May 2011.