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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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AND ONLY AFTER 2 FIRES AND 377 YEARS. NAMED AFTER THE FOUNDING BISHOP.

Saint Gatien died in the late 3rd century, so here we are talking history. Eventually completed in 1547, it was added to the list of French Historical Monuments in 1862. It now... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Saint Gatien died in the late 3rd century, so here we are talking history. Eventually completed in 1547, it was added to the list of French Historical Monuments in 1862. It now contains the lovely Carrara marble tomb of the infant children of Charles the 8th, and Anne of Brittany. Nearly every TripAdvisor has commented on the stained glass, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Although bit hiden, it is a must see place in Tours. Gothic building is very large but the windows' mosaics give the place light and fresh look both from inside and outside. And it's neither overcrowded nor full of meddling tourist guides. Nice place for contemplations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If in Tours you have to see this cathedrale! It is breathtaking and grand and the tiniest detail is almost hard to believe. Inside the stained glass is so beautiful even on a cloudy day (in winter) so I cant even imagine how much better it would look with the sun streaming in on a warm day! If in Tours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The St. Gatien Cathedral has to be one of the nicest Gothic Cathedral in the world ! It is in a remarkable shape and the vitraux (stained glass) are superb . What is also interesting is to compare its architecture with the Basilica Saint-Martin nearby ; it permits to appreciate both types of architecture and their differences . If the... More 

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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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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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