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A definite stop ( and beautiful) whether you're a history buff or not. Also check out the two towers that used to be connected to the old Cathedral and look for the white crosses on the street that are the site of previous cathedral footings....More
The Basilica is wonderful inside, built in the Byzantine style, with a dome bedecked with images of Christ. In the crypt is the tomb of St. Martin. It is warm due to the candles and the tomb itself is a special place of veneration with...More
Centuries ago this was apparently one of the great churches of Europe, demolished during the revolutions. The much more modest replacement is from the early 20th century and not very interesting, but the cyrpt with the St Martin reliquary is worth visiting if you happen...More
the crypt has reliquary of st. martin. services held here, so crypt not always accessible. remodeled in the 18th century based on medieval structure. gift shop w/ books and postcards as well as religious memorabilia (2 books in English) a block from the original medieval...More
Located by Place Chateauneuf in the old town, this is a beautiful historical monument. From sites all over tours you can locate it by its magnificent tower topped with the gold Saint Martin statue. St.Martin is a figure that is part of the foundation of...More
This beautiful church is not so old as most you find in Europe. What is interesting about this church, however, is that you can go downstairs to the crypt to see some of the bones of Saint Martin. This can be a very moving experience...More