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Cathedrale St-Gatien

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Address: 5 place de la Cathedrale, Tours, France
Phone Number: +33 2 47 71 21 00
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2-Day Chateaux Country Tour from Paris
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Impressive cathedral especially the stained glass windows

As others have stated, the stained glass windows here are amazing. Even better with explanatory photo cards for virtually every window, very useful for agnostics like me to find... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

As others have stated, the stained glass windows here are amazing. Even better with explanatory photo cards for virtually every window, very useful for agnostics like me to find out what the stories represent....

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

A spectacular cathedral with impressive stained glass windows. Within walking distance of Loire river, train station or downtown.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Went to Mass (11 am Sunday) and were welcomed and the service was very reverent but not over long. A joy to see so many families and the singing was excellent. The Cathedral is very interesting and not too austere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Beautiful cathedral; the only painting I did in Tours... Amazing and very expansive set of stained glass windows, including quite a few about the life of Saint-Martin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Absolute plethora of stained glass and interesting architecture. Worth a visit if there is no service in progress.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

I had a rainy day in Tours so went indoors although I would have visited this cathedral in any case. Like many Gothic cathedrals it is just impressive in itself and in its "Gothicness". I got some nice photos from inside the nearby Musee de Beaux Arts. Probably the most impressive part of it is the stained glass (apart from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

This not very big cathedral is one of my favourite churches that I have seen. The architecture is quite different from other French churches. The glass work inside is really stunning, and not only in the front or the rear, but on every single part of the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

You don't come to Tours primarily for its cathedral, but it is a pleasant diversion once you've arrived. It was built in the Romanesque style but the original building was completely overlaid by the Flamboyant Gothic style. The latter style is probably most evident in its impressive west front. Inside, while hardly overwhelming, the nave soars high, the stained glass... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

Great sculptures on the facade as all Gothic buildings. The detail was breathtaking. Great nave and stain glass windows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

I am not a cathedral or church seeker but I will explore any grand historic site. This cathedral has some of the best stained glass windows anywhere. Go when the sun is out and you are in for a treat.

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