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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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Amazing ancient Cathedrale full of interest & history

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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