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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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Went to Mass (11 am Sunday) and were welcomed and the service was very reverent but not over long. A joy to see so many families and the singing was excellent. The Cathedral is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went to Mass (11 am Sunday) and were welcomed and the service was very reverent but not over long. A joy to see so many families and the singing was excellent. The Cathedral is very interesting and not too austere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Beautiful cathedral; the only painting I did in Tours... Amazing and very expansive set of stained glass windows, including quite a few about the life of Saint-Martin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Absolute plethora of stained glass and interesting architecture. Worth a visit if there is no service in progress.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I had a rainy day in Tours so went indoors although I would have visited this cathedral in any case. Like many Gothic cathedrals it is just impressive in itself and in its "Gothicness". I got some nice photos from inside the nearby Musee de Beaux Arts. Probably the most impressive part of it is the stained glass (apart from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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Additional Information about Cathedrale St-Gatien

Address: 5 place de la Cathedrale, Tours, France
Phone Number: 02-47-71-21-00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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