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Basilique St-Sauveur

Pl. St-Sauveur, Dinan, France
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Lovely church, plain and moving experience.

Just looking in this church at dusk is an experience - the stained glass window opposite the doors... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2016
Richardt1008
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Walkhampton, United Kingdom
Built before machines and built to last.

Southern European churches have more gold and colour, but Basilique St-Sauveur pre-dates that. You... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2016
CanIstay
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed November 10, 2016

Just looking in this church at dusk is an experience - the stained glass window opposite the doors is striking.

Thank Richardt1008
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Southern European churches have more gold and colour, but Basilique St-Sauveur pre-dates that. You can sense the history, the generations that have prayed here over 900 years. Worth a visit to appreciate the passage of time and the short time we all have on this...More

Thank CanIstay
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Dinan's oldest church - parts dating back to 12th century. In a beautiful tree-lined square - pleasant cafés and an antiques market in summer (Wednesday). Fascinating 15th century stained glass to the left as you enter showing the patron saints of the medieval guilds that...More

1  Thank John P
Reviewed October 16, 2016

While walking around Dinan we went into this rather splendid church. The stained glass windows are breathtakingly beautiful and the interior is impressive.

Thank Stevie50660
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Truly a very old church, you can see the age on the inside where the supports holding up the organ have settled. Amazing ambiance and lovely English gardens behind the church.

1  Thank mnvacays
Reviewed September 22, 2016

The heart of Betrand du Guesclin is reportedly buried here, moved here from a former location which is no longer extant. He did all he could to keep the English out of Normandy and there is a statue of him elsewhere in town. The ceilings...More

1  Thank flaneur40
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Like many cathedrals in France, the Basilique San Sauveur is a wonderful piece of architecture and well worth a visit on your tour of Dinan.

Thank RodBint
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Wonderful stained glass windows, pity the bells were not in unison as in England - very noisy when staying nearby, but that's French bells for you!

Thank Caroline K
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Yet again another free tourist attraction with great history and very good information boards in several languages.

Thank adam208
Reviewed August 13, 2016

I"m not sure why but I loved this church. It seemed more approachable and human scaled - architecture is interesting and varied. Good historical write up is available in English at the front door. A pretty square in front of the church for taking pictures.

Thank Joan K
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