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Cathedrale St-Gatien

5 place de la Cathedrale, Tours, France
02-47-71-21-00
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Tours
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

When we visited there was a service in progress, but still able to walk in. It was probably more interesting seeing it 'in use' with a service being held. Well worth a visit.

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torino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As in Chartres the windows are very well and give to the visitors peace and ligth.. The Towers are close the front of this building made in gotico-fiammeggiante

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London, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stunning stained glass and very atmospheric - see in the morning when the sun streams through the windows - magic!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

What a thrill to see all the 13th century glass since we just do not have anything like this in the UK. Lots to see, so very impressive and part of a lovely city

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São Paulo - Brazil
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A good example of gothic architecture, very bright and lighted by magnificent vitraux. It should not be missed.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a stunning, massive cathedral near the heart of Tours. We found the massive columns and long nave of this church to be one of the best we have seen in all of France. But the true highlight of the visit was seeing the massive rose windows, the stunning pipe organ and the countless highly detailed stained glass windows.... More

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Wirral
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This cathedral is magnificent with the most beautiful stained glass windows. The cathedral was built between built between 1170 and 1547. Make time to view the exterior when it is lit up at night.

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Amboise, France
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Flamboyant Gothic Cathedral in beautiful white tufa with magnificent stained glass windows. Located next to the former Archbishop's Palace, now the Museum of Fine Art, which boast two Mantegnas, one can easily visit both sites in a morning.

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful to look around and a must see if in tours. Family enjoyed the visit, had to pay extra to further explore the cloisters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We found this by accident out walking in Tours. Beautiful and it has amazing stained glass windows. There was someone playing the Organ and it sounded beautiful through the Catherdal. Entry is free and you can visit as long as there is no service on. Well worth the visit even if Catherdals aren't your thing.

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