Rendez-vous at the Cloister of la Psalette in Tours

  • © Philippe Berthé / Centre des monuments nationaux

  • © Philippe Berthé / Centre des monuments nationaux

  • © Patrick Müller / Centre des monuments nationaux

  • © Patrick Müller / Centre des monuments nationaux

Rendez-vous at the Cloister of la Psalette in Tours Cloître de la Psalette 37000 Tours fr

An elegant Renaissance building

The Cloître de la Psalette, which means choir cloister, was given this name as one of its rooms was used for practising religious chant in the Middle Ages. The architecture of the cloister which adjoins to the Cathedral of Tours (Loire Valley) is made up of three galleries built partly in the Flamboyant style and partly in the Renaissance style, of the scriptorium, the old bookshop and of the Renaissance staircase.

Practical information

  • Outside accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
  • Guided tour: French


  • Main road between Orléans and Poitiers
  • From Paris or Poitiers: A10, exit 21, city centre-follow signs for the Cathedral.


Cloître de la Psalette
37000 Tours

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