Cathedral of St Gatien

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Started in the middle of the 13C and finished in the 16C, this cathedral illustrates the whole evolution of the Gothic style. The Flamboyant façade is particularly beautiful. Inside there is great purity of line. The chancel, one of the most beautiful of the 13C, is attributed to Étienne of Mortagne, architect of the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. But, above all, the people of Tours are proud of the magnificent windows. The graceful tomb of Charles VIII's children is poignant.

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Address : 

place Grégoire-de-Tours

Nearby tourist attractions

Psalette (St-Gatien cloister)
Psalette (St-Gatien cloister)
Three Gothic-Renaissance galleries for
The Cathedral Quarter
The Cathedral Quarter
Less frequented by the tourists than the
1:30
Tours Fine Arts Museum
Tours Fine Arts Museum
A huge cedar of Lebanon stands in the
2:00
Place Grégoire-de-Tours
Place Grégoire-de-Tours
Beautiful view over the cathedral's
0:15
Château de Tours
Château de Tours
Located on the banks of the River Loire,
1:00
Logis des Gouverneurs
Logis des Gouverneurs
This 15C building houses the Tours
1:00
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Psalette (St-Gatien cloister)
Psalette (St-Gatien cloister)
Three Gothic-Renaissance galleries for
The Cathedral Quarter
The Cathedral Quarter
Less frequented by the tourists than the
1:30
Place Grégoire-de-Tours
Place Grégoire-de-Tours
Beautiful view over the cathedral's
0:15
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Psalette (St-Gatien cloister)
Psalette (St-Gatien cloister)
Three Gothic-Renaissance galleries for
Tours Fine Arts Museum
Tours Fine Arts Museum
A huge cedar of Lebanon stands in the
2:00
Château de Tours
Château de Tours
Located on the banks of the River Loire,
1:00
See all