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“Another great church”

Basilique St-Sauveur
Ranked #3 of 24 things to do in Dinan
Certificate of Excellence
Livermore, CA
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Another great church”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

France is full of them and each has its own character from the great cathedrals to the more intimate basilica's and St Sauveur is no exception.

Visited October 2013
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“heart of the town”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

It was interesting to see around this magnificent building and see where Bertrand de Guicelns (spelling) heart had been buried (strangely enough we had been watching a programme in Britain about how he united France during 100 years war and so it was quite a coincidence to see his statue in Dinan and memorial in the church.

Visited September 2013
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perth
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Outstanding church to visit”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We have seen our fair share of churches, but this one is a must see on the inside - it was was awesome!

Visited October 2013
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Bath, Somerset
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“A lovely church”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Slighty tucked away at the end of a square off the amin shopping areas in the old town. A spectacular church inside and out. Carving around the main door should not be missing and the interior is stunning. A detour is recommended.

Visited September 2013
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Summerfield, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“A beautiful old church (St. Saviors)”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is an OLD church! A young knight, Rivallon le Roux of Dinan, made a promise to build a church if he returned safely from the Crusades. Work on the building of St. Sauveur began in 1120 A.D. Persian and Byzantine influence is evident in the decoratiion. The church was used to store hay after the French Revilution and returned to being a church in 1800. The granite carvings have survived for over 800 years; look for the lion, the bull and the camel. The stained glass windows cast a lovely light in this quiet place. Be sure to take a walk around the church and look at the fantastic gargoyles on the spire.
Behind the church is a lovely Engligh garden, and a section of the ramparts. Great view of the River Rance and the harbour below.

Visited August 2013
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