Loire Valley Golf Courses : Tours Ardrée

Loire Valley Golf Courses : Tours Ardrée
Loire Valley Golf Courses - Tours Ardrée golf course

Tours Ardrée is one of three golf courses near the city of Tours. A 20 minutes drive up north from the city centre.

We were there last week-end for an early start on saturday morning … and played 9 holes in less than 2 hours on a very fine day (the summer seems to last forever this year).

Ardrée golf course is a real challenge, especially the back nine with a few tough finishing holes : 14th (tricky iron shot from the tee if you want a shot at the green), 15th (160 yards over a water hazard to this short hole’s green), 17th (240 yards up hill par three!) and 18th (you need a 220 yard carry to drive the ball over the burn…).

For more details : http://www.bluegreen.com/tours/

Loire Valley Golf Courses : Tours Ardrée

La Maison Jules
45 rue Jules Simon ToursFR37000 France 
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Flower power in La Maison Jules!

Parquet floors - Guest House in Tours - La Maison Jules
Room Martin - Tulip by R. Van Der Hilst

Room Martin: the “Tuli -charm” ceramic tiles

You may have recognized the tulip that makes up the logo of the Maison Jules, our guest house in Tours. These tulips are hand painted on ceramic times. Their name : “Tuli – charm”, created by Dutch designer Ronald van der Hilst. 

 

Parquet floors - Guest House in Tours - La Maison Jules
Parquet floor - Room Honoré
Parquet floors - Guest House in Tours - La Maison Jules
Parquet floor - Second floor

Superb oak an poplar floors under the carpets!

When starting the renovation of our guest house in Tours, we uncovered beautiful original parquet floors. Poplar on the second floor, oak in the first floor rooms and beautiful “chevrons” parquet on the ground floor. They just been re-glazed … we love the result!

Currently … painting!

Maison Jules -  Family accommodation in Tours - Room Honoré
Family room Honoré

Room Honoré: bright!

The first layers of paint are finished in the family room Honoré. Exceptional bright light on this side of the mansion.

 

 

Maison Jules -  Family accommodation in Tours - Room Honoré
Room Grégoire

Room Grégoire: “beaming charm”

The first layers of paint were also given to the other room on the second floor. Next step: the bathroom, and the bisazza golden tiles…