South of the Cher and north of the Loire extend the newer business districts. The main attraction though is the historic center between the rivers. In medieval times, Rue Colbert was the main street. Mainly pedestrianized, it remains a domain of little shops and cafés, as well as the museums and Gothic cathedral, beautifully lit up at night. Today the main street is busy Rue Nationale, with department stores and dozens of interesting smaller shops. As always in a place like Tours, look for style, not just bargains.