Cathedrale St-Gatien, Tours

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Built between 1170 and 1547, Cathedrale St-Gatien is a Roman Catholic cathedral boasting many restorations. View essential collections like the organ built by Barnabé Delanoue in the 16th century and donated by Archbishop Martin de Beaune. You can also see the Carrara marble tombs of the two children, from Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany, both of whom died as infants. Then try to recognize the three different architectural designs encompassing the structure: Romanesque tower buttresses, Gothic ornamentation, and Renaissance tower spires. Work out when and for how long to visit Cathedrale St-Gatien and other Tours attractions using our handy Tours online tour itinerary planner .
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  • Splendid flamboyant Gothic Cathedral with two spectacular towers that extend almost to scratch the sky. Stands out for its size and for its wonderful architectural details. Classified a historical monument in 1862 this Cathedral has an exceptional jewel: its stained glass, among the finest in the 13th century, including the two rose Windows of the transept, the end of the 13th and the 15TH century façade. Not to be missed.
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  • Very beautiful show, after the visit of the Cathedral which is superb. A detour to make absolutely.
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  • beautifull building that could be even nicer with a light Show but this one is more a technical Show off than an artistical one. more spirit would be needed.  more »
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  • The cathedral is wonderful, you should make sure you come during the evening to the light show, which is designed to match the settings.
  • Beautiful cathedral which is one of the reasons we visited Tours. Very calm and charming neighbourhood.
  • Enjoyed my brief visit during the day. If I had more time, I could have read the descriptions of more of the stained glass windows. Climbing the towers is off limits, but you can visit the cloisters for 3 euros. I heard that the church is supposed to look equally nice during the night with the illuminations. So I visited again the same night. However, it was not illuminated that night. Maybe they only do it on certain dates.
  • Very nice gotic cathedral. Not crowd and good for shoot photos.
  • It is a marvellously beautiful place that is also free to visit.

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