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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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Beautiful building

I know it's another church, but it's a lovely building to walk around! Shame 90% of the info was not translated to English.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Nutley, United Kingdom
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Nutley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I know it's another church, but it's a lovely building to walk around! Shame 90% of the info was not translated to English.

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Frampton Cotterell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

While visiting there was a organist practicing various music, which was lovely. Beautiful building worth seeing.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Accessed this free of charge with the pass tourisme, available from the tourist office or tisseo bus travel office ( also at airport) which allowed free unlimited travel on bus, rail, metro network and free entry to some attractions and discounted entry at others. Received an English guide book to explain the ambulatory and crypt.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

One of the most beautiful churches I have ever visited: a must see! I'm no expert but I gather it is a prime example of the Romanesque style -it is simple and beautiful

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Manama, Bahrain
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything can be found on a one place - late Roman architecture, fantastic frescos, breathtaking interior, as well as reliquaries preserved for hundreds of years. I think it is also useful to read the legend of St. Saturnin (=Sernin) to better understand stories behind the historical places of Toulouse.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Upon entering you'll hear the organs playing then you start to take in the beauty of this church. I spent an hour just marveling over all the statues, art and architecture. I loved it so much, I went back the next day to show a colleague.

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Israel
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is one must-see-before-you-die landmark in Toulouse. It is an absolutely mind-blowing example of late Roman cathedral architecture. The preservation condition is superb and sheer size and scope of this masterpiece cannot leave one indifferent. The organ is excellent as are the acoustics - listening to Bach music is a mind-blowing experience.

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Toulouse, France
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is on many of the city walking trails, so there are information boards by the entrance with all the historical facts and details of the site. As well as the interior, take some time to walk all the way round the outside and don't forget to look up. The steeple tower is an amazing piece of architectural design with... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you like Romanic style you should not loose this Basilica. It makes you go back in time and feel the atmosphere of a big religious temple in the middle age.

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Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The tower dominates Toulouse and the space inside is awesome, literally. The outside is a mishmash of styles but the size of the interior leaves you breathless.

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