We went to St. Gatian, reported to have been built by our countrymen; the dial and clockwork are much esteemed. The church has two handsome towers and spires of stone, and the whole fabric is very noble and venerable. To this joins the palace of the Archbishop, consisting both of old and new building, with many fair rooms, and a fair garden.

“Exterior of Gothic Cathedral of St. Gatien“ from France Illustrated. 1845. Source: Google ebook.

Here I grew acquainted with one Monsieur Merey, a very good musician. The Archbishop treated me very courteously. We visited divers other churches, chapels, and monasteries for the most part neatly built, and full of pretty paintings, especially the Convent of the Capuchins, which has a prospect over the whole city, and many fair walks.

Detail of Tours from “Monsiessulanus, Montpellier, Turo, Tours [and] Pictavis, sive Pictavia, Vernaculo Idiomate Poitiers” by Braun & Hogenberg. 1572-1624.