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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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  • Victor Laloux, architecture has rebuilt this church dedicated to St Martin. Great success of sacred architecture of the 19th century.
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  • We arrived Saturday, February 4 there was a rehearsal for the children with the sisters: very nice, it was singing and banging in the hands. The atmosphere was really great fun. Change to a Basilica! Otherwise the Basilica is one of the most important monuments of Christianity. The cloister is superb, and the whole is to see. One until summer 2017 there are celebrations around Saint Martin who evangelize the region of towers. BASI know even thinking a bit at Lourdes, a luminous well-cut white stone is from by the way that it was destroyed and then rebuilt. The foundations and the clock and Charlemagne, XIth and XIIth century towers (no pun intended) have stories is absolutely exciting.
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  • St Martin is the patron saint of Tours, the former capital of France, and there is a set of buildings near each other in the Old Town. This is worth visiting, but do make the effort to see the Cathedr...  more »
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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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