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Basilique Saint-Sernin

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Address: Place Saint-Sernin, 31000 Toulouse, France
Phone Number: 33 5-61-21-80-45
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One of the greatest churches in France

One of the most beautiful churches from the Middle-Ages, St Sernin is a gem to be explored both Inside and outside. There are guided tours and they are well worth the time and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful churches from the Middle-Ages, St Sernin is a gem to be explored both Inside and outside. There are guided tours and they are well worth the time and tiny expense. The view from the first floor balcony is breath-taking. Best to go on a week-day. On Saturday moning, there is a very low quality flea... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

So peaceful on our first visit but on our return the organ was being played and the acoustics were stunning..

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A "Basilica" contains the remains of a Saint. So the Basilica St.Sernin in Toulouse contains the remains of Saint Sernin, first Bishop of Toulouse (c. 250), though the today's Romanesque style building was built 1080 to 1120. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. In the Middle Ages, Toulouse was an important town for pilgrims on their way... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice architecture church, just 5 min walking to the main square of the city. It was peaceful for a summer afternoon, walking in for a visit, exploring the atmosphere of typical French city.

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Norristown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Basilique Saint-Sernin is the show place church in Touilouse, France. It has marvelous architecture, stained glass windows, and the crypt of St. Sernin, the patron saint of Toulouse. You can visit it on your own for free. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This basilica is a large architectural piece close to the Capitol in Toulouse. It is the largest Romanesque church in Europe and is notable for its imposing architecture and important medieval sculptures and frescoes. The relics of St. Sernin attract many pilgrims from the start and the Basilica became a stop on the famous Path of St James, or Santiago... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a large cathedral in the centre of Toulouse which is worth visiting if you are in the area. It is impressive inside and I enjoyed looking round. However there was very little information in English which made it difficult to appreciate the history of what I was seeing. Not sure if there were any guide books or audios... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Truly beautiful like so many other European churches. The signs outside were difficult to follow. It's easy to photograph from the exterior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice and impressive cathedral, it is good to visit it, if you are in Toulouse. I prefered Church of Jacobins, but this cathedral deserves your time too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Entering the Basicila we were immediately impressed by its size. I've visited quite some churches and cathedrals but don't think I've ever been in a Romanesque one of this size. Enjoyed walking around and good info in French and English in the side-chapels.

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Address: Place Saint-Sernin, 31000 Toulouse, France
Phone Number: 33 5-61-21-80-45
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Midi-Pyrenees  >  Haute-Garonne  >  Toulouse

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