Psalette (St-Gatien cloister)
7 rue de la Psalette, 37000 Tours Route Planner
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May-Aug: 9.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm, Sun 2pm-6pm; Sep-Oct: 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-5.30pm, Sun 2pm-5.30pm; Mar-Apr: 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-5.30pm, Sun 10am-5.30pm; rest of year: 9.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm - closed Mon-Tue (Oct-Mar), 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec


This elegant Gothic-Renaissance edifice was where the canons and cathedral choir ("psalette") would meet. The three-winged cloister is backed up against the north wall of the cathedral. A graceful Renaissance spiral staircase leads to the scriptorium (1520), which leads into the library, a lovely rib vaulted room, home to temporary exhibitions.


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