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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. To visit Cathedrale St-Gatien and get the most from your holiday in Tours, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tours itinerary planner.
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  • I wasn't expecting to find this gem of a cathedral in Tours, I was there to take a trip to the Loire Chateaux and was positively surprised by this beautiful church with a history...  more »
  • Very old cathedral - XII-XIII centuries. Beautiful stained glass windows from XIII-XIV centuries. Don't miss it!  more »
  • St Gatien is so rich in history. We love taking out guests and cliets there.Well worth a visit if you like history and the new stained glass windows are awesome.  more »
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  • 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.
  • We stopped here just by chance.This was a very pleasant surprise. One could spend 15 minutes or 1:30 here. Some of the best stained glass I have seen.
  • beautiful with magnificent stained glass