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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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  • A "small" Cathedral with beautiful windows even those recent and modern. The cloister is the weather.
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  • Saint Martin, Bishop of tours has so that many Hungarian visitors expected a much pronunzierte clue on this detail an origin in Savaria (Szombathely today)...
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  • Is in the middle of "a set of visits: edge of the River, bridge, episcopal Palace. Beautiful Cathedral, very bright slender; with a beautiful stained glass windows
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  • 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.
  • 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 cathedral, a bit enclosed in the city landscape. At sunset in autumn, you can see the front of the cathedral become a wonderful yellow color. Inside is quite impressive too. Really pleasant to visit.
  • Very old Catholic church. The night view is magnificent with exterior lighting.
  • Belle cathédrale et accueil chaleureux et enthousiaste de la part de la communauté catholique de Saint-Gatien.