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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 53 Attractions in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Frankly, I found the flea market outside more interesting and I dislike attempts to charge me to see the sights of a church. Interesting tower, but one can only look from the outside.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The basilique and crypt is definitely worth a visit. The church dates from the 12th century with some later additions but the highlight for us was the crypt. Our friend knew it could be visited and the feeling was very special The relics were old and very well displayed. It was a memorable visit

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Ulverston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Saint Sernin cathedral is a beautiful building with an unusually designed tower, that dominates the central area of Toulouse. Every visitor to Toulouse should go there to take a look, if only from the outside, and to explore the narrow streets round about.

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The basilica itself is impressive enough, but I would strongly recommend paying (only €2, I think) to access the ambulatory and the crypt, which are fascinating.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Constructed 1080-1120 this church has some quality Romanesque sculpture. It is now on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the main sites to see in Toulouse.

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taunton england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful,impressive and atmospheric. Only downside is that there are no signs in English so we had to resort to our Lonely Planet guide.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This great red brick Romanesque Basilica was built over four centuries starting in the C11th. It is the iconic building of Toulouse and you can spot its pagoda like bell tower from all over the city. On the south side of the nave is a magnificent large carved stone doorway. Inside you are struck by the height and the length... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This basilica is a one of the finest exemplars of the Romanesque style. It's stunning from the outside, and quite interesting inside. be sure to visit the crypt!

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Rabat, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Basilique Saint-Sernin is a beautiful piece of architecture, resplendent with history and with many small niches to discover inside. It is dedicated to Toulouse's first martyred saint and is built over his remains. It is still in use as a place of worship so check if there is a mass going on before starting your tour (we got lucky... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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