5 minutes from our charming hotel.
Classed as an historic monument for more than 150 years, Saint-Gaetien Cathedral is easily one of Tours’ architectural treasures. Located in the city centre just 5 minutes from our hotel, it was built between 1170 and 1547 on the site of a former 4th century shrine. Its façade has some of the best examples of flamboyant Gothic architecture, with its rich décor and its soaring towers.
Even before you enter, prepare to be stunned by the grandeur and detail of the many sculptures adorning the arched windows. As you enter the cathedral, you’ll be dazzled by the nave with its eight spans. Inside, admire one of Europe’s best collections of stained glass windows and its remarkable features dating back to the 13th century like the choir area and ambulatory. You’ll also be able to discover the grandiose organ cabinet and the superb tomb of the “Enfants de France” (Children of France), a Carrara marble memorial where the two young sons of Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany were laid to rest.
In summer, the cathedral is lit up for a light and sound show in what is a magical experience.