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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 impressive cathedral of Tours (built in the years 1170-1547) is a must-see when visiting the picturesque city. But don’t just shoot all your photos from the outside - do yourself the favour... 
    The impressive cathedral of Tours (built in the years 1170-1547) is a must-see when visiting the picturesque city. But don’t just shoot all your photos from the outside - do yourself the favour...  more »
  • You can see this church as you cross the Loire River. The outside is full of ornate carvings and the inisde is the typical setup but the stained glass and carvings surpass many other churches in... 
    You can see this church as you cross the Loire River. The outside is full of ornate carvings and the inisde is the typical setup but the stained glass and carvings surpass many other churches in...  more »
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  • It's an excellent place to visit, with a pretty little square in front with benches. It's right along the Loire a Vélo trail and made for a pretty stop. The windows and light are so beautiful.
  • A very impressive cathedral. You can even spend long time just staring at all the sculptures on the outside. Every corner in the cathedral is different, the colours, patterns and paintings are so captivating. If you are in town, you have to go and visit here.

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