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Cathedrale Saint-Gatien

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Place de la Cathedrale, 37000, Tours, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting here and got a great time to start our pilgrimage trip with this cathedral. The place is not far from city centre and great architecture.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gregoriez
Reviewed 14 January 2019

I was intrigued by the reviews I’d read so my family and I included this in our exploration of the city. The stained glass w8ndows are truly beautiful. My only regret is that since I visited during the Chris5mas season, there were no light show...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 December 2018

Stopped by after dinner at twilight. Such a great example of Gothic. The stained glass windows just "pop" in their beauty.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lester L
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Gatien was the first Bishop of Tours and died around the year 300. As expected every significant Cathedral was built long. In this case from 1170 to 1547. Not a record, if we remember how many years the Cathedral was built in Nantes. The nave...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The stained glass is exceptional. While it is lovely to visit the cathedral at any day be sure to do at daylight to see the stained glass. The blue tainted glass above the sanctuary is reminiscent of the Sainte Chapelle in Paris. There are three...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

It is worth staying in Tours overnight so that you can visit early in the morning, before the noisy day tours arrive, and then also see the façade when it is illuminated at night.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This church was amazing. Beautiful stained glass windows and they had the choir singing which was wonderful. Even our kids enjoyed it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

If your considering a visit to Tours France....don't. The city center is near a university which dumps hundreds of " students" into the center's dozens of bars EVERY DAY, where the remain until the wee hours of the morning. Most are " free" for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill S
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This is one of the special places you find in Tours. We found it open so it was easy to visit, although we missed the light show that is displayed during summer. Unfortunately we were a week late for that since in summer it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amuribes
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is a most impressive cathedral, made more so by the amazing light show they put on. We had only just arrived and just followed the crowds. It was a total wow. Enjoy

Date of experience: September 2018
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