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Basilique Saint Martin

Closes in 18 min: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Centrally located in Tours.Beautiful,intricate design.One of the places to visit if you’re in Tours... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sonnevy O
Kansas City, Missouri
Cathedral here since 9th century

the crypt has reliquary of st. martin. services held here, so crypt not always accessible... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Centrally located in Tours.Beautiful,intricate design.One of the places to visit if you’re in Tours since it’s just very close proximity to old town .

Thank Sonnevy O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the crypt has reliquary of st. martin. services held here, so crypt not always accessible. remodeled in the 18th century based on medieval structure. gift shop w/ books and postcards as well as religious memorabilia (2 books in English) a block from the original medieval...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Located at the heart of the old town not really old building but gives emphasis on it’s structural design that gives an impact of vastness and beauty.

Thank Jun J
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Located by Place Chateauneuf in the old town, this is a beautiful historical monument. From sites all over tours you can locate it by its magnificent tower topped with the gold Saint Martin statue. St.Martin is a figure that is part of the foundation of...More

1  Thank Pamachia
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This beautiful church is not so old as most you find in Europe. What is interesting about this church, however, is that you can go downstairs to the crypt to see some of the bones of Saint Martin. This can be a very moving experience...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 26 April 2018

An interesting but not very memorable building. Worth a brief visit if you are in the centre of Tours.

Thank E158SOJohnD
Reviewed 13 December 2017

The basilica of Saint Martin, who lived in the 4th century, and whose relics are contained in a crypt inside the church, is just amazing. The church was designed by the same architect, Victor Laloux, as the Tours' train station. If you are visiting the...More

Thank Nitvoyodelo
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Basilica is somewhat austere inside, not as ornate as many others in France, but it has an interesting history and is worthwhile to visit. The exterior is impressive and well preserved. It can be reached quite easily on foot from the old town square.

Thank ColoradoLongJ
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Amazing architecture and a little history lesson. it hosts the tomb of Saint Martin (don;t forget to get down to the cellar to see it). Auxiliary tower next to church allows you to see beautiful views of the city

Thank InaG288
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Tours just kept brining more and more amazing architecture and beautiful churches. This church gives such an insite to St Martin, his crypt is so tranquil and in a way comforting... We really enjoyed our visit and felt humbled by the experience.

Thank BarbnLuke
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