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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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This is a must-see for any stop in Tours. This is one of the most stunning Gothic cathedrals in Europe. The stained-glass windows are from the 13th century and recommended to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a must-see for any stop in Tours. This is one of the most stunning Gothic cathedrals in Europe. The stained-glass windows are from the 13th century and recommended to bring binoculars to view them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Classic of its type, beautifully lit in the evening. Worth checking out the gargoyles way up high. Cool running track design around the back of the altar. It's at the end of rue Colbert which is a great road for restaurants too.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Worth a visit, visually stunning and a must to see inside with the beautiful alter and stained glass windows, good photographic opportunity .

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Portree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Cathedrals......wherever we go in the world huge religious Churches, Mosques, Synagogues, Abbeys, Temples and Cathedrals exist. Tourists find them, churchgoers use them....whatever one's faith - Tours Cathedral will inspire you especially so if you only take in the wonderful stained glass. We've seen much stained glass in our lives, but Tours equals the very best. Well worth spending at least... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stunning cathedral in Tours. No entrance fee, but there is a 3 euro charge to enter the cloisters. Amazing building with beautiful stain glass windows. A short walk from the centre of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Blown away by this cathedral! I was lucky enough to a hear an organ rehearsal while visiting the cathedral which enhanced the experience hugely. It's truly stunning and overwhelming, I really enjoyed taking my time to stroll around the cathedral, taking in all the tiny details of the sculptures and stain glass windows. I will most definitely be returning, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This Cathedral was especially beautiful. We had been overwhelmed by St. Chapelle in Paris a few days before. This is on a smaller scale, but the windows are equally beautiful and more accessible. Peaceful and elegant.

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Newcastleton, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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