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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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful animations projected onto the façade on summer evenings. Beautiful stained glass Windows and the organ.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We have vesite the Saint-Gatien Cathedral and we found this very interesting tour. A lot of architectural and religious to admire works.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is the monument to visit when coming to towers! A very nice show sound and light is available at night.
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  • August 7, 2017
    The cathedral is wonderful, you should make sure you come during the evening to the light show, which is designed to match the settings.
  • June 15, 2017
    Beautiful cathedral which is one of the reasons we visited Tours. Very calm and charming neighbourhood.
  • September 20, 2016
    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.
  • February 7, 2017
    Very nice gotic cathedral. Not crowd and good for shoot photos.
  • August 8, 2017
    It is a marvellously beautiful place that is also free to visit.

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