Cloître de la Psalette à Tours

Visit the cloisters of Saint-Gatien Cathedral in Tours, between Gothic and Renaissance.

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History of the monument

A transitional building, the cloisters of La Psalette perfectly illustrate the gradual shift from the Gothic to the Renaissance style.
The origin of the name. The cloisters of La Psalette take their name from the psalms sung by the neighbouring music school.  
A setting for La Comédie Humaine. In his 19th-century novel Le Curé de Tours, Balzac put Abbot Birotteau in a wing of the cloister, turned into a dwelling. 
Cathedral cloisters. Don’t miss the buttresses of the Gothic cathedral built between the 13th and 15th centuries and the stained-glass windows from the 13th, 20th and 21st centuries.


To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.

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