Basilique Saint Martin, Tours

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Basilica of St. Martin is a Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, on whose tomb it was built. It is located in Tours, France.
It was built to replace an earlier basilica, built in the Middle Ages and thoroughly demolished during the French Revolution (see Martin of Tours#The shrine and the devotion).
The basilica was built between 1886 and 1924 by French architect Victor Laloux in a neo-Byzantine style, on part of the site of the original Basilica which was repurchased by the Church. It was dedicated July 4, 1925.
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  • We were back in town and stopped here again as this is the grandest church in town and as St. Martin is a very important historic figure here. Partially damaged during the war.  more »
  • Basilique Saint Martin has a very long history. The site dates back to the fifth century, when the first church was built. However the present building was constructed around 1900. It is a lovely...  more »
  • Great church in Tours with the tomb of Saint Martin at the crypt. Next to Les Halles
  • St:Martin basilica is one of the best place to visit in Tours.
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