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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.To visit Basilique Saint Martin on your holiday in Tours, and find out what else Tours has to offer, use our Tours.
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.
Basilique Saint Martin Reviews
It's the big church in town and impressive that it has survived the war damage. And then there is the homage to St. Martin who lived here! Definitely on your visit list. more »
Unusual building and stunning. Close to the cathedral and well worth a visit to see the history of the place and the architecture, built in the byzantine style at the end of the 1800s and on the site.... 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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