Basilique Saint-Sernin
Basilique Saint-Sernin
4.5
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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  • Jeremy BG
    Sliema, Malta85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, just wow.
    Impressive place. Grand, beautiful, just wow. We visited just after 11o'clock mass on Sunday. Walking to the building is lovely but as you walk inside and hear that magnificent sound of the organ whilst you get lost in this place, it's a feeling one must experience. Walking around the building into the garden and over the belvedere enjoying the river scene (we actually watched the swimming race of the triathlon. Do give this place a visit if in town or nearby.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 15, 2023
  • 2alison17
    Greater London, United Kingdom48 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular
    Spectacular Romanesque basilica built in 11th and 12th century with amazing vaulted celiing. Well deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage site status. Essential on a visit to Toulouse.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 30, 2023
  • thetrumblefamily
    Bourne, United Kingdom47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Family of 5 (15, 11, 7) Stunning to view and very imposing in a small square. Inside is beautifully lit and showcases the architecture of the church. We arrived around 6pm and part of it was being closed off ready for services which was a shame.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 19, 2023
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lynette_cypress
Boise, ID438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This church is spectacular and the exterior shows off the orange-pink bricks that give the city its nickname. And the interior is an artistic and architectural marvel. The crypt is open and definitely work a look - a large collection of reliquaries. There is something to see in every corner of the church - walk all the way around and plan to take at least a half hour.. There's a curious loggia/upper level above the ground floor, but i didn't learn what it's for. I did ask if there's a way to access the incredible bell tower, but sadly there is not. Still worth a visit, and they even had a priest available for confession. Glad we stopped by this beauty.
Written February 18, 2020
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Sam F
Wisbech, UK66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We went in when passing during our sightseeing walk and there was a concert going on at the time. Felt a bit uncomfortable walking around while the concert was on but we were made very welcome to walk quietly but also sit and listen. It was a beautiful, serene place for some quiet contemplation
Written July 10, 2022
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Jeremy BG
Sliema, Malta85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Impressive place. Grand, beautiful, just wow. We visited just after 11o'clock mass on Sunday. Walking to the building is lovely but as you walk inside and hear that magnificent sound of the organ whilst you get lost in this place, it's a feeling one must experience. Walking around the building into the garden and over the belvedere enjoying the river scene (we actually watched the swimming race of the triathlon. Do give this place a visit if in town or nearby.
Written May 15, 2023
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IanA63
Frenchs Forest, Australia262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
This is a fabulous cathedral. One of the best we’ve visited in Europe. There’s a wonderful spirit within the huge cathedral. I enjoyed spending some time in solitude & prayer which I found calming and reassuring.

There is a video that explains the history behind the building of the cathedral over the original church and its ongoing development and restoration.

A very worthy stop on one’s visit to Toulouse.
Written September 24, 2022
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Colona1988
Conway, MA376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Gorgeous medieval church built to celebrate Saint Sernin. Built in the Basilica shape with domes and multiple aisles that accentuate the height and width of the interior. I came to Toulouse to see this -- and loved it. Excellent museum next door.
Written April 22, 2022
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thetrumblefamily
Bourne, UK47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Family of 5 (15, 11, 7)

Stunning to view and very imposing in a small square.

Inside is beautifully lit and showcases the architecture of the church.

We arrived around 6pm and part of it was being closed off ready for services which was a shame.
Written August 19, 2023
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explore_with_may
Philippines911 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
UNESCO World Heritage Site that is free to enter. Open 1000-1200 and 1400-1730 daily (main church), apse and crypt closed on Saturdays. It was built between the 11th and 14th c. to serve the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela and contains the tomb of St. Sernin (Toulouse’s first bishop) and a piece of the True Cross. It is the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe. Many of the relics in the crypt (which contains more relics than any other church in France and second only to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome) were donated by Charlemagne to the abbey which stood on this site in the 800s.
Written June 17, 2022
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George A
Phoenix, AZ220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
They could sure build awe-imspiring churches 1,000 years ago! Outside it's a mix of the city's famous rose bricks along with some white ones. The interior has some amazing sculptures, especially around the altar. Because it is a stop on the pilgrimage route of Santiago, they also accumulated a lot of religious relics over the centuries, all on display. Don't miss the crypt as well--qutie interesting. I'd say this church is more interesting than the Basilica of Santiago itself.
Written September 30, 2022
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,710 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
One of the must Sees when in Toulouse. There is a small garden with a gate before the church. You should take photos there. I was also lucky and could see the church from the inside while a mass for Christmas day was going on. Do not miss it when in Toulouse.
Written January 5, 2022
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Christopher P
Jefferson City, MO260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
If you're in Toulouse this is a must see. Even if you don't go inside, take some time to walk around the structure and marvel at the architecture. I would recommend you go in and take in the amazing art and that same architecture from within. There is a lot to see here, so take some time and walk around. The crypt houses remains of a number of saints and while not being remotely Catholic I still found it incredibly interesting. If you are of the Catholic faith I would think this would count as a kind of pilgrimage. An easy walk from anywhere within the city center and one of many reasons to visit the old town if you're in Toulouse or the area.
Written May 14, 2022
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