Tours is probably the closest point to the heart of Europe that a caliphate has attempted to conquer, at least until the Ottomans were
driven back from the gates of Vienna in 1683.
The Abbey Of St. Martin was built around the tomb of Martin Of Tours, a man so famous for sharing his cloak that our word
chapel comes from the Latin for cloak. It was one of the largest churches on the Way Of St. James,
until it was destroyed in the madness of the French Revolution.