Friday, 31 August 2012

Picture perfect...

The Hotel Gouin on Rue de Commerce is one of my favourite buildings in Tours. In an area heavily bombed in the war it is one of the few buildings that came through unscathed. It is a great example of Renaissance over-exuberance. 

The building is normally open and free to view to the public and houses architectural and palaeontology artefacts including flint tools from Barrou and Le Grand Pressigny.  It is currently closed for renovation work but the city has been kind enough to still let us see the exterior in all its glory.


  1. A life size building picture!! That's something you don't see everyday. It's a great idea.

  2. There is lot of articles on the web about this. But I like yours more, although i found one that’s more descriptive.