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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  • The Cathedral Saint Gatien has an esplanade which allows you to admire its superb façade. Inside the stained glass windows are superb and beautifully mix styles.
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  • of beautiful stained glass windows and a great organ with the chance that the organist plays at the time of our visit - some places in the poorly lit Cathedral damage
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  • It’s impressive from the outside and very special inside. Also there is good signage describing the stained glass windows.  more »
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  • we saw the belfry behind building, so we took it as a mark, walk to it. after many allies, a huge cathedral suddenly in our front. we feel it's more great than it shall be. it's a surprise when you walk around the Tours.
  • Beautiful Cathedral. Apart from the new altar. An abberation. Completely out of keeping with the rest of the magnificent edifice. I could hardly believe my eyes.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful Gothic cathedral located in a nice historic town.
  • The cathedral is wonderful, you should make sure you come during the evening to the light show, which is designed to match the settings.

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