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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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  • I guess by economy (and I understand), we no longer see anything entering the Basilica at 5 pm in December. Only a few lights on the sides are on, the background is in the dark. So no architectural interest at this time there
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  • We took a break from the cycle to visit this Basilica and it was very well worth the stop, a really beautiful building. 
  • After restoration work and the return of the statue of Saint Martin, the Basilica finds its splendor. Inside, all incentive to silence and meditation. It is a landmark of the city.
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  • 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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  • ♿HANDI-ACCESSIBLE by a ramp on the forecourt. Bravo! An example of military life in the nascent Holiness, Martin could bear testimony to the riders of the pride and other minions of gods vengeful and warriors of God, whatever his name is love. It is love because he is creator, so Etymologically it gives life. How could - he kill his own creature, though sinful, since love is mercy and always expect the best from his creature? To the end.
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  • The life of this holy man is an example for all humanity. The Touraine was marked by his presence. Many churches of the Department are dedicated to him, and we can be proud. 2016 the dome of the Basilica is being refurbished and the monument is largely hidden by scaffolding and plastic work time. Bernard and Franca. Our pictures are free of rights.
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  • Beautiful, impressive. In the crypt is buried one of the most famous saints of Christendom.
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