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Basilica of St. Martin, Tours

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Basilica of St. Martin is a Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, on whose tomb it was built. It is located in Tours, France.It was built to replace an earlier basilica, built in the Middle Ages and thoroughly demolished during the French Revolution (see Martin of Tours#The shrine and the devotion).The basilica was built between 1886 and 1924 by French architect Victor Laloux in a neo-Byzantine style, on part of the site of the original Basilica which was repurchased by the Church. It was dedicated July 4, 1925.
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  • A very fine Church, fabulous architecture, stained glass and statues. We were lucky to be able to listen to some male Russian singers, absolutely amazing.  more »
  • A visit with a guide. Otherwise it's just a Basilica more. Before go to the tourist office for information on tours.
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  • San Martín de Tours has transcended to France and Tours has dedicated his memory in general and its basilica in particular. I think is a must. Approach by car is a little difficult, but worth it.
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  • beautiful crypt. restration dome
  • Beautiful, peaceful church and crypt.
  • old church,beautiful
  • I was more interested in the historical remnants than in the 19th century material, but still there is something of the former, although almost overwhelmed by the latter.
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