Travel back in time for 45 minutes! Take a trip around the unmissable sights of Tours, starting from the Museum of Fine Arts of Tours (Musée des Beaux-Arts), near Fritz the elephant, by choosing one of five varying routes through the city’s paved streets.

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Operating Schedule

From 4th July to 3rd September 2023:
  • From Tuesday to Sunday:

· 3 departures in the morning: 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am

· 2 departures in the evening (except Sundays): 5pm and 6pm

  • There will be no carriage rides on Wednesday 26th July (Garlic Festival).
From the 5th to the 30th September 2023:
  • From Tuesday to Sunday:

· 2 departures in the morning (except Sundays): 10.30am and 11.30am

· 3 departures in the afternoon: 3pm, 4pm and 5pm

From the 23rd of December 2023 to the 7th January 2024:
  • From Tuesday to Sunday:

· 1 departure in the morning (except Sundays): 11am

· 3 departures in the afternoon: 3pm, 4pm and 5pm


No service on public holidays

Carriage rides are accessible for wheelchair users.


  • Horse-drawn carriage rides are free of charge for holders of a valid monthly season ticket
  • Carriage or “Calèche” tickets are available for purchase from the driver at a price of €1.60* per ticket. M-Tickets for carriage rides can also be purchased on the Fil Bleu app (this ticket type is not valid for connections)

*Fare as at 01/08/2023

5 varying routes :

- Les Halles Tour (summer & from September) : Les Halles de Tours indoor market, the Palais des Congrès, ...

- Plumereau Tour (summer & from September) : Place Plumereau, the Château de Tours, ...

- Petite Boucherie Tour (summer & from September) : Area surrounding Tours Cathedral, Place Foire le Roi, Rue Colbert

- Banks of the Loire Tour (summer & from September)

+ A special Christmas tour (winter), Christmas markets

Useful Information :

  • We recommend that groups select the 4pm tour and arrive at least 30 minutes before the planned departure time.
  • Children are under the responsibility of the adult accompanying them and must remain seated with their hands inside the carriage.
  • Schedules are subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions.

  Animal Welfare: Our Priority

Our equine friends are given a day off every Monday. The horses that draw carriages in the morning are replaced by another set in the afternoon. The animals take breaks in the shade of the magnificent cedar tree outside the Museum of Fine Arts. The carriage driver decides which route to take depending on the time of day, weather conditions and/or the horses’ energy levels.

When the weather is unfavourable to horses, the timetable may be modified or suspended.