This cathedral is exceptionally well restored and imposing. Don't miss the newly installed contemporary stained glass (as well as the 'old')
We didn't find the cathedral itself particularly memorable compared to others, although part of the (chargeable) visit to the cloister was interesting, but the stained glass windows in the cathedral were magnificent and I thought they rivalled Chartres (to which we had paid our latest visit a fortnight earlier). I should add that the cathedral as a whole in Chartres... More
Beautiful and majestic, unfortunately during our visit part of the cathedral was under repair so our visit was punctuated by the noise of the hammers and voices of the workers.
The Cathedral is very very tall and beautiful. The old town of Tours is very picturesque and representative of the Loire Valley. Very nice.
This is a stunning cathedral...a must see, especially if you enjoy stained glass. I had the opportunity to visit here late afternoon on a sunny day. It's unfortunate the camera cannot capture the colours coming through the beautiful stained glass. It was stunning!
This cathedral is absolutely worth a visit ... the exterior architecture is fantastic and the vast array of stained glass windows will take your breath away, especially on a sunny day!
We were determined not to go into Tours (too many chateaus to cover -:)) however from the ring road we saw St Gatien's and could not resist this huge imposing cathedral. I am glad we did. Out of all the cathedrals I saw in the Dordogne and the Loire on this trip, the Tours’s cathedral’s interior, Fontevraud’s interior, and the... More
It is considered one of the 10 best Gothic French cathedrals most likely because of its stained glass windows. If you are in Tours you certainly want to visit the cathedral and learn its history. Overall I felt it was average...but then I have seen 7 of the 10 and this was my least favorite.
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