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Cathédrale Saint-Gatien de Tours

Identification

Cathédrale Saint-Gatien de Tours
257383

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
gothic

Facts

  • An evolution of architectural styles from ‘high gothic’ through ‘flamboyant gothic’ to ‘Renaissance’ can be found in this cathedral in its construction period lasting more than 300 years.
  • It was decided to start the construction of the current cathedral, when restoration of the previous (severely damaged by fire 1167) became no longer feasible.
  • The height of the northern tower is 69 m, while the southern tower measures 70 m in height.

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Location

Place de la cathédrale
37000
Tours
Centre-Val de Loire
France

Technical Data

229.66 ft
229.66 ft
1236
1547

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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