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Basilique Saint-Sernin

Place Saint-Sernin, 31000 Toulouse, France
33 5-61-21-80-45
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Ranked #1 of 51 attractions in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My first ever visit to France and i love visiting churches, this like many others was just amazing. Beautiful serene and tranquil, well worth a visit

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Basilique is exactly what one expects in France: majestic, powerful, serious, beautiful and humbling. The massive outside construction hides a stern, almost austere inside. This is the entire beauty of it: stained glass that lets a bit of light in, paintings, an impressive organ. A place of prayer, quiet and reflection away from a bustling city. A must to... More

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Toulouse, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Worth a visit, combine with cheap and cheerful sunday market and end with a coffee in Place Capitole.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After seeing so many old churches in France one gets spoiled. So yes, it is a nice church but they come in a dozen. This one is made from brick though. If you are around, just pay a short visit. The area is nice and on saturdays there is a market with "bric a brac" (usually worthless stuff apart from... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great place to combine Sunday Mass and wonderful architecture. On this visit there was a visiting organist, and the music was wonderful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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160 reviews 160 reviews
26 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Even on a saturday morning we find many street vendors lined outside the church. The entrance to the church are beautifully crafted with bas-reliefs. There was a modern art exhibition inside the church during our visit with some nice sculptures depicting the mother and child.

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On a cold December day we peeked around the door and saw a beautiful space. 30 mins of mooching later we were sat in the small cafe opposite the door on the other side of the square as the bells rang out again. Worth a vist

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Macau, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nice old church...the down fall is the sunday market around it, you can't really enjoy the view from outside. Inside the church tell you another story with very interesting work of architecture. Best to avoid sunday market. Just which they have more information written in English as a traveller is a bit hard to guess and try to understand even... More

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A beautiful piece of history. It is impressive today and it must have been incredible to the people visiting in the 5th century.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A truly breathtaking old church! You won't see anything like it. It was the highlight of our visit to Toulouse. We attended during mass and the organ was beautiful to hear. The surrounding Sunday flea market was disappointing. I had hoped it would be full of French antiques but it was mostly junk - used shoes, old electronics, and middle... More

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