12 Sights in Tours, France (with Map and Images)

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1. Cathédrale Saint-Gatien

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Tours Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France, and dedicated to Saint Gatianus. It is the seat of the Archbishops of Tours, the metropolitan cathedral of the Tours ecclesiastical province. It was built between 1170 and 1547. At the time construction began, the church was located at the south end of the bridge over the river Loire, on the road from Paris to the south-west of France. It has been a classified monument historique since 1862. Since 1905 it has been owned by the French State, with the Catholic Church having the exclusive rights of use.

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2. Amphithéâtre de Tours

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The Tours amphitheater is a Roman amphitheatre located in the historic city center of Tours, France, immediately behind the well known Tours cathedral. It was built in the 1st century when the city was called Caesarodunum. It was built atop a small hill on the outskirts of the ancient urban area, making it safe from floods, convenient for crowds and visitors, and demonstrating the power of the city from a distance. The structure was an enormous, elliptical structure approximately 122 meters by 94 meters. According to its design it is classified as a "primitive" amphitheatre. Unlike the famous Colosseum that was made mostly of masonry and built above-ground, the Tours amphitheatre was made mostly of earth and created by moving soil and rock into a bowl shape. Spectators likely sat directly on the grassy slopes, while the masonry was primarily used for the vomitoria and retaining walls.

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3. Jardin des Prébendes d'Oé

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The Prébendes d'Oé garden is a public garden, located in the heart of Tours, created in 1872 by the Bühler brothers. Located between rue des Prébendes, rue Roger Salengro, rue Lakanal and rue du Boisdenier, it is an English garden that offers a beautiful diversity of trees and flowers, with two bandstands and statues of Touraine writers such as Pierre de Ronsard, that of Jean-Baptiste Marie Meusnier de La Place, then Honorat de Bueil de Racan.

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4. Chapelle Saint-Libert

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St Libert's Chapel is an ancient Romanesque church, built mainly in the 12th century, in the oldest part of Tours, partly built on the walls of the 4th century Gaul-Roman castle, along the Loire River. On December 2, 1946, at the initiative of the Archaeological Society of Tourena (SAT), its nave was added to the supplementary list of historical sites.

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5. Grand Théâtre

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The Grand Théâtre de Tours is a municipal building classified as a historical monument located rue de la Scellerie in Tours in the Vieux-Tours. With a performance hall of more than nine hundred seats, it is the headquarters of the Opera of Tours which has a permanent choir and also houses the Symphony Orchestra region Centre-Val de Loire-Tours.

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6. Église Saint-Symphorien

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The Church of Saint-Symphorien is a building located in Tours, on the north bank of the Loire. The first mention of it is the fact of Charles the Bald, in 852, who confirms the "possessions of Marmoutier". Sources often attest to this possession. It was, until the eighteenth century, always placed under the dependence of the abbey of Marmoutier.

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7. Église Saint-Julien

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The church of Saint-Julien de Tours, located in Tours in the Old Tours in France, is the abbey church of a former Benedictine abbey whose origin dates back to the sixth century; it dates mainly from the thirteenth century. It is the subject of a classification as historical monuments by the list of 1840.

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8. Église Saint-Grégoire des Minimes

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The church of Saint-Grégoire des Minimes is located in Tours, rue de la Préfecture, next to the Lycée Descartes, former major seminary Saint Charles de Tours until the revolution. It was originally the conventual church of the convent of the Friars Minims. Within it is practiced the Tridentine rite.

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9. Ruines de l'Hôtel de Beaune-Semblançay

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The Beaune-Semblançay hotel is an old man of the 15th century and 16th centuries located in Tours in Old Tours, one of the rare vestiges of the Renaissance of the city. This building has been the subject of a classification as historic monuments since August 9, 1941 and October 21, 1947.

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10. Cloître Saint-Gatien dit de la Psalette

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The cloister of the Saint-Gatien Cathedral of Tours, or Cloister of the Psalette, is located in the Saint-Gatien district of Vieux-Tours. It is managed by the Centre des monuments nationaux. It has been classified as a historical monument since 1889.

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11. Musée du Compagnonnage

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The Musée du Compagnonnage de Tours is a French municipal museum located in the city of Tours, north of the Rue Nationale. The museum of the beautiful work [to be defined] is located in the former abbey of Saint-Julien.

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12. Jardin Botanique

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The Jardin botanique de Tours is a municipal botanical garden and arboretum located at 33, Boulevard Tonnellé, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France. It is open daily; admission is free.

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