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Cathedrale St-Gatien

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Address: 5 Place de la Cathedrale, 37000, Tours, France
Phone Number: 02-47-71-21-00
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Stunning light show

At 10pm and 10.30 there is a 20min light show - this really is a truly stunning event. It is quite a moving thing in the chaos that is a vibrant European city and part of a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
jdpacko
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

At 10pm and 10.30 there is a 20min light show - this really is a truly stunning event. It is quite a moving thing in the chaos that is a vibrant European city and part of a country enveloped in such recent tragedy to be able to sit and marvel at this magnificent light show - The Cathedral is beautiful... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This review is for the Light Show: Make seeing the Light Show a must for your visit to Tours. I found it incredible and reminded me of my days at University on hallucigenics. Jokes aside, it really exceeds expectations and lights up the cathedral beautifully. It brings it to life! I can't comment on the interior because we didn't go... More 

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Thank Joshua F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most stunning examples of Gothic architecture in France, and currently housing a small but exquisite collection of photographs by Marie C. Jones; well worth the €3 pp cost to view it. Catch it if you can.

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Thank G. Rhydian M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't go inside the cathedral so can't comment on that, but watched the nightly light show projected onto the outside which was amazing. On every night in the summer at 10pm. Beautiful show with the cathedral lit up in many different ways, pictures, stories. Free for everyone- sat in front of the cathedral in the square. Lasted about 20mins... More 

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Thank 29Jetsetter
Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful building that I have seen! The details and the bridges we loved it! Must see in Tours

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Thank Sigga L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive place to visit. Definitely one to remember. Some people still pray here. A nice place to remember the past ones.

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Thank CosminGliga
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The St. Gatien Cathedral is one of the most striking cathedrals I’ve visited, we had the opportunity to see this in the day and when it was lit up in the night, the stained glass stands out, portraying four centuries of architecture that went into its construction. It is definitely a must visit.

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Thank atwin90frames
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the summer of 2016 there is a daily show around 10 pm. Especially with kids it is a nice thing to see. Admission is free.

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Thank Mart B
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The St Gatien cathedrale is an impressive monument. The inside is beautifull and if you're lucky you will hear the organ player.

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Thank Scaperino
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral is well worth a visit if your staying in, or passing through, Tours. It's unbelievable to think that this place has been around for 1,700 years. Truly humbling.

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