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François Rabelais University is a public university in Tours, France. The university is named after the French writer François Rabelais, and was founded in 1969. As of July 2015 it is a member of the regional university association Leonardo da Vinci consolidated University. The university has seven campuses, distributed across the city of Tours: Tanneurs, Tonnellé, Portalis/Deux-Lions, Grandmont, Pont-Volant, Fromont and Emile Zola.

Location: Tours, France
City Population: 140,000
University Population: 21, 207
Climate: Tours sits quite far inland yet still receives a temperate maritime climate due to the unhindered westerly winds from the Atlantic.
Nearest airport: Tours Val de Loire Airport
Website: http://www.univ-tours.fr/

 

Why choose the University of Tours?

  1. Tours is famous for its original medieval district, called le Vieux Tours
  2. The surrounding district, the traditional province of Touraine, is known for its wines
  3. The city of Tours is called "Le Jardin de la France" ("The Garden of France").