Basilique Saint Martin, Tours

4.4
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.
To visit Basilique Saint Martin on your holiday in Tours, and find out what else Tours has to offer, use our Tours visit planner .
Source
Create an itinerary including Basilique Saint Martin
map
Basilique Saint Martin Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
334 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • The Basilica is somewhat austere inside, not as ornate as many others in France, but it has an interesting history and is worthwhile to visit. The exterior is impressive and well preserved. It can be ...  more »
  • Big, unavoidable monument for walkers of Santiago! His visit is worth the visit.
    View original
  • Located in the centre of the old towers, St Martin's Church is a must for anyone who wants to understand the history of the city and the impact of the MARTIN Bishop who gave TOURS his fame. The Benedictine Sisters also host the Compostela pilgrims that take the famous way of Tours.
    View original
Google
  • 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.
  • Awe some ness

Plan your trip to Tours

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Tours

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Tours by other users

19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Loire Valley BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 59 days in France BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Tours BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Cholet, Tours & Paris BY A USER FROM TUNISIA February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA June, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA June, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tours BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Tours BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Le Mans & Tours BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans