St Martin Museum

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  • Address: 3 Rue Rapin, Tours, France
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-247644887
  • Ticket Price: 2 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids
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Situated inside the premises of the Chapel of St John, St Martin’s Museum has some beautiful exhibits that showcase the major events of the life and legends of Saint Martin. The museum was erected in the year 1990 by the joint initiative of the Tours city and the Association of Friends of the Charlemagne Tower. The museum contains the following highlights:

Relics conserved from the consecutive demolitions of the various basilicas built over the tomb of St Martin such as:

  • Fragments of St Martin’s grave
  • Precious frescoes from the Charlemagne Tower dating back to the 11th century.
  • Ornaments and other heirlooms that reflect the magnificence of the bygone architecture.
  • Replicas of numerous manuscripts and stained glass windows.
  • Murals, sculptures and artefacts showcasing the historical legacy of the life of St Martin and the influence of his pilgrimage.

For history buffs, there is an excellent way to know more about the life of St Martin. The St Martin Museum is the starting point of multiple routes and people can travel through the city of Tours to discover interesting facts and facets of Saint Martin’s heritage.

St Martin Museum Travel Tips

  • St Martin Museum has been closed for a year for a major redevelopment program. It will be open to the public again in the year 2016 in a new setting in order to commemorate the 1700 birth anniversary of Saint Martin. Hence it is advised to not make a trip to this museum as a part of your itinerary this year.
  • A fun and educational booklet about the museum for children can be taken on request.

Entrance Ticket Details For St Martin Museum

€ 1:

  • People more than 65 years
  • Students
  • People under 18


  • Children below 12 years
  • Unemployed people
  • Students from the Schools of Fine Art and  studying art history and cultural passport
  • Friends of the Library and Museums of Tours
  • ICOM members

Entrance to the museum is free for all on the 1st Sunday of each month.

The museum also has a combined ticket with the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours for € 5 which is valid for 1 week.

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  • St Martin Museum Address: 3 Rue Rapin, Tours, France
  • St Martin Museum Contact Number: +33-247644887
  • St Martin Museum Timing: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • St Martin Museum Price: 2 EUR
  • Time required to visit St Martin Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 2.12% of people who visit Tours include St Martin Museum in their plan

  • 80% of people start their St Martin Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see St Martin Museum

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Martin Museum

People normally club together Museum D'historie Naturelle De Tours and Bar Le Bartok while planning their visit to St Martin Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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