Our visitors leave and the next morning bright and early we headed out on our pilgrimage to Lourdes. We broke the 12.5 hour drive up into two days by stopping in Tours, France. We found an apartment to rent overnight outside of the city. It was extremely spacious, to say the least.
We dropped our stuff off at the cottage in the pouring rain and drove into Tours. We parked at St. Gatien's Cathedral and went in there first. They have a relic of St. Martin of Tours there. This was a particularly stunning church, inside and out. The stained glass windows were my favorite. The church was burned and rebuilt several times, but the last time was built over three centuries (13th-16th) and, therefore, has Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance styles in it exterior.
|Amazing Stained Glass Windows|
|Weird altar, but amazing windows.|
|See what I mean? Stunning!|
|Tours Cathedral...wish we could have gotten Bobby in there.|
|Found a store named Genevieve LETHU|
|This church was under some pretty heavy construction|
|In the crypt|
|Tomb of St Martin of Tours, in the bottom the prayers are slipped in|
|Where the prayers are collecting|