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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 58 Attractions in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Fuerteventura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The Rough Guide (2007) describes St Sernin as “arguably southern France’s greatest Romanesque church and the largest of its style in Western Europe”. It is a stunning place and a must visit if you are in Toulouse. Like almost all French churches it is free to visit, unlike cathedrals in the UK, though it is extra to visit the museum... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The interior is beautiful. Be sure to visit the crypts. Towards the back of the church you are able to view remnants of very early wall paintings.

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Madrid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An interesting basilic. Should stay to hear the bells. Is very near the centre, so you sholud not miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A lovely Romanesque basilica, certainly an important site to visit when in Toulouse. Interesting brickwork and chapels.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Sunday morning market, and a visit to see the carved choir stalls,Follow this with a visit to Auch to co;pare

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Place was good but inside basilique was also good but to see one time is okey for turistic purposes It would be good to pray for cristians

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have seen many churches and cathedrals on our journeys, each of them with their own styles and atmosphere. This is no different as it has an imposing feel about it, inside and out which gives it character, dark and moody. Well worth a visit.

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We didn't really care for it. We saw much nicer churches on our trip. It's free and worth what you pay for.

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Bath
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a big solid chuch still in use, the traditional interior is quite dark and evocative , there are many interesting parts to this, as it took many years to complete, starting in 1070. There are some ornate gilded statues in the crypt area and around the choir. Definitely worth a visit.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Beautiful basilique with an interesting bell tower that dominates the city. We visited several times during our 6 months in Toulouse and enjoyed each time. Only with it was possible to climb to the top of the bell tower and take in the view from above.

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