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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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Worth viewing, even if only from the outside, in sunset

The area is beautiful and the building is outstanding thanks to its bricks. They might be red but look pink like in most of Toulouse and this gives Toulouse its name "Ville Rose... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Metz, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with a few other reviewers on here, in that I was slightly underwhelmed by the interior of the Basilique Saint-Sernin. I don't know if it's because the outside gave a very promising impression of what's within, or because there are so many other more beautiful churches in Toulouse. At any rate, it's beautiful from the outside.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area is beautiful and the building is outstanding thanks to its bricks. They might be red but look pink like in most of Toulouse and this gives Toulouse its name "Ville Rose" (Pink city) and it sure is.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having seen so many churches, I am a bit "churched" out! So, this review is definitely biased. Because the church is so close to the Capital, you will probably come across it anyway but I think you would have to have a specific interest in church architecture to fully appreciate what this church gas to offer.

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Nerac, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Although impressive from the outside, Saint-Sernin is gloomy and claustrophobic, over furnished and not my cup of anything. I couldn't wait to leave.

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Runcorn, Cheshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

One our more enjoyable experiences in Toulouse!This is a beautiful basillica ...The architecture inside and out will impress!Definately visit

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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Saint-Sernin is the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe, renowned for it's sculpture and architecture. Built mainly of the red brick so endemic to Toulouse, between about 1080 and 1120, with additional construction continuing up to 1860, and some restoration currently still in progress. It is now deservedly a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

An interesting church worth visiting. Plenty of information in English. Within walking distance of main square.

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed Basilique Saint-Sernin because of the huge amount of detail in the building. It was an extremely peaceful, quiet place to be.

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Very pretty church, with rich history. Pay the extra Euro's and see the crypt below. The architecture and artifacts are fascinating.

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Nice place but you have to say the outside view of the tower (steeple?) is everything. Adorably lit up at night (as is everything in Toulouse) . Cant put my finger on it but something is disappointing on the inside (eg compared with Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona)

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