Saint-Gatien Cathedral

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Saint-Gatien Cathedral – Tours, Loire Valley, France. Jean-Christophe Coutand / ADT Touraine

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Saint-Gatien Cathedral – Tours, Loire Valley, France. Jean-Christophe Coutand / ADT Touraine

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Tours Cathedral – Cathedral of Saint Gatianus of Tours Francis Mattéo / ADT Touraine

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Tours Cathedral – Cathedral of Saint Gatianus of Tours Francis Mattéo / ADT Touraine

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Tours Cathedral – Cathedral of Saint Gatianus of Tours Jean-Christophe Coutand / ADT Touraine

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Tours Cathedral – Cathedral of Saint Gatianus of Tours Jean-Christophe Coutand / ADT Touraine

Saint-Gatien Cathedral is an "open book" of Gothic art, featuring a wide range of styles. It was built between the 13th and 16th centuries on the remains of the Gallo-Roman city. The elaborate flamboyant façade is attractively lit up at night. The cathedral with its remarkable tall windows also hosts the tomb of the children of Anne of Brittany and Charles VIII, with graceful sculptures from about 1500.
From Saint-Gatien Cathedral, you can access the cloister of the Psalette, a religious building that is owned by the National Monuments Centre.
A century before Saint Martin, Saint Gatien was the first bishop of Tours. He was sent by the Pope to bring the gospel to Touraine in about 250.
Mass: SUN 11.00 & 18.30; MON, WED, FRI 19.00.

Description

Languages spoken

  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Rates

  • Group rate : 15,00 € - Scolaires
  • Group rate : enfant/adulte

Payment options

  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Cash