Cathedrale St-gatien

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  • Address: Place de la Cathedrale, 37000 Tours, France
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-247702100
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral

The Cathedral St-Gatien is a Roman Catholic Church in the city of Tours which is devoted to the first bishop of Tours, Saint Gatien. The cathedral is a must visit tourist attraction, although it is hidden inside the city and is very easy to miss. It has also a rather interesting history as it has been burnt down and rebuilt twice, most popularly as a result of the conflict between Henry II of England and Louis VII of France. The major highlights include:

  • The Cathedral St-Gatien is a classic example of a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles of architecture.
  • The magnificent stained glass windows each of which tell an interesting story.
  • A 16th century organ which had been donated by Martin de Beaune.
  • A small cloister towards the north of the cathedral that had been constructed during the Renaissance.
  • The tomb of the children of Anne de Bretagne and Charles VIII.

The cathedral is a short walk from the centre of the town and is located at the end of Rue Colbert which contains a number of restaurants to satisfy your hungry stomachs after the extensive tour of the cathedral.

Cathedrale St-gatien Travel Tips

  • Carry a pair of binoculars into the cathedral so as to better see the intricate details on the stained glass panels.
  • There is no entrance charge to the cathedral, however, there is a 3 euro charge to enter into the inner cloisters of the cathedral.

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  • Cathedrale St-gatien Address: Place de la Cathedrale, 37000 Tours, France
  • Cathedrale St-gatien Contact Number: +33-247702100
  • Cathedrale St-gatien Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Cathedrale St-gatien(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cathedrale St-gatien: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Tours include Cathedrale St-gatien in their plan

  • 69.95% of people start their Cathedrale St-gatien visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cathedrale St-gatien

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

61.9% of people prefer walking in order to reach Cathedrale St-gatien

People normally club together Rue Nationale and Loire Valley Time Travel Day Tours while planning their visit to Cathedrale St-gatien.

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    On 09-Sep-2016