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Cathedrale St-Gatien

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Address: 5 place de la Cathedrale, Tours, France
Phone Number: 02-47-71-21-00
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Beautiful cathedral with wonderful glass work

This not very big cathedral is one of my favourite churches that I have seen. The architecture is quite different from other French churches. The glass work inside is really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This not very big cathedral is one of my favourite churches that I have seen. The architecture is quite different from other French churches. The glass work inside is really stunning, and not only in the front or the rear, but on every single part of the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You don't come to Tours primarily for its cathedral, but it is a pleasant diversion once you've arrived. It was built in the Romanesque style but the original building was completely overlaid by the Flamboyant Gothic style. The latter style is probably most evident in its impressive west front. Inside, while hardly overwhelming, the nave soars high, the stained glass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great sculptures on the facade as all Gothic buildings. The detail was breathtaking. Great nave and stain glass windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I am not a cathedral or church seeker but I will explore any grand historic site. This cathedral has some of the best stained glass windows anywhere. Go when the sun is out and you are in for a treat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I would not make an extra detour for this one. Likes like hundreds of othere around France and Europe. Just my opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

You must stop here and walk all around. The alter is majestic, the stain glass windows beyond words. I took so many wonderful pictures of the windows and carvings. While you are in the are be sure to walk around the old town, and then drive over to St Martin. Wonderful day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

You must visit if in the area of Tours - the intricacy of this monument is exceptional. Access is during all daylight hours everyday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This cathedrale is a must see. For me there is only one word to describe it - majestic. Such a wonderful gem hidden practically in the quiet of Tours lovely city. I highly recommend and will visit again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This Cathedral is worth a visit. There were a number of stained glass panels, each telling a story. There were even a few panels recently added.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Beautiful cathedral in midst of Tours yet easy to be overlooked due to its location. It reminds a bit of the Notre Dame in Paris.

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