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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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  • The Basilique is nice and medium sized, but it's not as impressive as some others in France (Lisieux or Lyon for example). It makes for a nice hour visit. Check the crypt. 
    The Basilique is nice and medium sized, but it's not as impressive as some others in France (Lisieux or Lyon for example). It makes for a nice hour visit. Check the crypt.  more »
  • St. Martin was a bishop here in Tours during the 4c. After his death he was proclaimed patron saint of the region, but adorned throughout today's France. He was buried in this Church and over his... 
    St. Martin was a bishop here in Tours during the 4c. After his death he was proclaimed patron saint of the region, but adorned throughout today's France. He was buried in this Church and over his...  more »
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  • Very very very beautiful church, the bell tower next to it is amazing, and you can see lots beautiful directions inside as well
  • This is a really interesting and nice basiliek. Much more impressive that the kathedral or other basilieki have seen. Was fortunate to witness a service taking place and the acoustic experienced was incredible. Highly recommend a visit to this place

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