Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, Tours

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Built between 1170 and 1547, Cathedrale Saint-Gatien is a Roman Catholic cathedral boasting many restorations. View essential collections like the organ built by Barnabé Delanoue in the 16th century and donated by Archbishop Martin de Beaune. You can also see the Carrara marble tombs of the two children, from Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany, both of whom died as infants. Then try to recognize the three different architectural designs encompassing the structure: Romanesque tower buttresses, Gothic ornamentation, and Renaissance tower spires. Work out when and for how long to visit Cathedrale Saint-Gatien and other Tours attractions using our handy Tours online tour itinerary planner.
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  • The cathedral took so long to build that it contains French religious types of architecture from the 13th to the 16th century. For example, the tower buttresses are Romanesque, the ornamentation...  more »
  • Beautiful huge cathedral in Tours. Open for visits and prayers. Almost empty at Covid-times. Sun shines in the colourful windows in the afternoon making awesome beams for photographs  more »
  • I like this place it's very beautiful clean and you can walk around to looking the town it is so nice to come alone friends or family they have many nice buildings around to take a look and picture and it's not too far from Paris by train and easy transport
  • Amazing location, beautiful detail in the vitrals, and in the sculptures. The cathedral is open to visitors for free. It has a Gothic style similar to Notre dame's in Paris. It has a small square in front from where you can take awesome pictures.
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