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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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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Magnificent edifice with similarities to Chartres but on a smaller scale. Hard to believe it was built so long ago. The organ is massive & there are so many beautiful stained glass windows.

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stoke on trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The cathedral is breathtaking Free admission Feel very comfortable just wandering and looking at the amazing architecture and beautiful windows .organ playing . Well worth a visit and the city is vibrant and stunning

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

There are a lot of great Gothic cathedrals in France. This is one of the best. A magnificent facade with an amazing array of stained glass windows. A must see when in Tours.

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Metz, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visit on a Sunday, when organ concerts are scheduled. We lucked out by showing up on a religious public holiday and were treated to a concert that Friday, which really added a nice bonus to visiting this beautiful Cathedral.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

There is lots to be said about cathedrals but we found the one in Tours to be quite different. There are stained glass windows by the score but look at the walls. They show the remains of the original painted walls that have other similar cathedrals have lost. Amazing and puts it a notch above the rest, a must see.

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Baghdad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I love stained glass, but often can find it a bit overwhelming when confronted with countless panels depicting individual scenes. The result is that the glass almost becomes abstract art or a profusion of colors. At Cathedrale St-Gatien in Tours, there are great "cheat sheets" in the form of annotated photos of the windows explaining the Bible stories or other... More

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