Tours (French pronunciation:[tuʁ]) is a city located in the centre-west of France. It is the administrative centre of the Indre-et-Loiredepartment and the largest city in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France (although it is not the capital, which is the region's second-largest city, Orléans). In 2012, the city of Tours had 134,978 inhabitants, while the population of the whole metropolitan area was 483,744.
In Gallic times the city was important as a crossing point of the Loire. Becoming part of the Roman Empire during the 1st century AD, the city was named "Caesarodunum" ("hill of Caesar"). The name evolved in the 4th century when the original Gallic name, Turones, became first "Civitas Turonum" then "Tours". It was at this time that the amphitheatre of Tours, one of the five largest amphitheatres of the Empire, was built. Tours became the metropolis of the Roman province of Lugdunum towards 380–388, dominating the Loire Valley, Maine and Brittany. One of the outstanding figures of the history of the city was Saint Martin, second bishop who shared his coat with a naked beggar in Amiens. This incident and the importance of Martin in the medieval Christian West made Tours, and its position on the route of pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, a major centre during the Middle Ages.
In other news from Lake Meredith and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, the tours of the flint quarries that were originally scheduled to take place daily at 1 p.m ...Tours will continue to take place seven days a week at 10 a.m ... The tours take about two hours.
Arriving seasonally, these hunter-gatherers felled beasts such as Arctic hares, aurochs and woolly rhinoceros and then tanned their leather, knapped flint tools and carved bone gewgaws, while etching their presence into the walls of caves and fissures ...Tours can be done on a rainy day – common, where Derbyshire meets Nottinghamshire.
Bonfire 4-H Club. The monthly meeting of the Bonfire 4-H Club was called to order at 7 p.m. on June 13 at the Green ValleyCommunity Center... The president was Mrs. Inman, the secretary was Mrs. Sapp, the vice president was Mrs ... banner, window decorating, and club tour ... on July 11, and the club will be at the Home of the FlintHills for the club tour ... .