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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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Great roman style church

When you entering the church, you have a wonderful timpanon, one of the best what I ever seen from the roman period. The church itself with it huge and high belfry is not by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Bordeaux, France
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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

When you entering the church, you have a wonderful timpanon, one of the best what I ever seen from the roman period. The church itself with it huge and high belfry is not by chance one of the signs of Toulouse

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It is a beatiful basilique, but if you don't like over-crowded areas, avoid going on sundays (or search for it if you want a 0,5 EUR pair of socks to go with your basilique visit ;)).

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We visited the church on a Sunday and enjoyed the organ playing and the priest saying mass. Made for a very moving experience. It was a bit of an anomaly to have a Muslim market straight outside the cathedral. The exterior of this cathedral makes for some great photos.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The most visited sight in Toulouse well worth a visit. There is a flea market outside on Sunday morning too.

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Just a beautiful church in a beautiful city. It dates quite far back and has a very interesting history and is charming in it's placement right in town, making it well-worth a stop.

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Moscow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I enjoy visiting churches in different cities and observe the majesty and differences in architecture. This is quite a solemn church, really worth visiting.

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Exeter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

nice church, leaflets in English, Saturday interesting fleamarket. Easy to walk from centre. Free entry, lots of interesting small shops and cafes around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

The Basilica is a true gem of Toulouse. The largest Romanesque church in Europe is large indeed: its magnificent austere exterior reminds me more of a fortified castle than a church. The interior is equally impressive in its solemn tranquility. Beautiful nave! I loved the illumination of the majestic Basilica at night - it is just magical. The entrance is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Multi-cultural, all types of food, herbs and spices, fresh fruit and vegetables and everything else from trinkets and junk to bicycles (albeit a bit sus as to where they have come from), furniture and clothing. Visit in the morning as by lunchtime, everything is 'picked over'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Reputed to be the largest Romanesque church in Europe, the basilica is an architectural masterpiece and lesson. Be sure to read up in a guide, because the onsite documentation is not very good. Free entry to the basilica.

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