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“Interesting ....not exceptional” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cathedrale St-Gatien

Cathedrale St-Gatien
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2-Day Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Interesting ....not exceptional”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

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.

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing church. Worth a visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Admission is free, but you can pay 3 Euro to visit the cloisters. That's worth doing so that you can get a good look at the difference between gothic and renaissance architecture, both of which are represented in the cloisters.

Visited September 2013
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stained glass was stunning and the history of it very interesting. Spoiled a tad by renovation going on which was very noisy.

Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Don't miss the cloisters”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

At first this feels like many cathedrals of its era, impressive through sheer scale but not particularly inviting. It's worth engaging with the volunteer guides, however, who can bring the building & its history to life. Visiting the cloisters and climbing towards the roof is worth the few extra euros.

Visited June 2013
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“stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

the cathedral has free guides written in various languages and these enable you to walk round the cathedral and understand what everything is

Visited August 2013
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