Friday, 21 June 2019

Place du Monstre, Tours


Between the covered market halls and the buzz of Place Plumereau, where everyone hangs out on summer evenings to share a beer and catch up with friends, there is a much more discreet little square in Tours. Officially it's known as Place du Grand Marché, but almost everyone refers to it these days as Place du Monstre. It's a great spot to start the day -- not, I hasten to add, in the McDonald's that has opened at one end, but next door, in the neighbourhood bar, opposite the long established hat shop. Buy yourself a pastry at one of the bakeries along the square and settle down with an excellent coffee on the terrace of le Tourangeau for some people watching.
Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Further Reading: The Tours Val de Loire Tourist Office page for Place du Monstre is entertaining (and in English).
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2 comments:

  1. It, certainly, is a monster! Is it made of aluminum?

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    1. All I can find out is that it is a polystyrene and fibre glass form covered in some unspecified metal.

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