Basilique St-Sauveur, Dinan

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One of the rare examples of Romanesque architecture in Brittany, Basilique St-Sauveur is a Roman Catholic basilica whose construction was begun in the early 12th century. The imagination of men returning from the Crusades comes alive with beasts including gargoyles carved from marble on exterior columns. Keep an eye out for exotic animals discovered during the Crusades, such as lions and parrots adorning the arches as well as demons tormenting sinners. Be sure to look at the famous 14th century tombstone in the north transept of the famous knight also known as the "Constable of France," Bertrand Du Guesclin. Use our Dinan trip planner to visit Basilique St-Sauveur on your trip to Dinan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Nice example of a fairly early Gothic church. Not fancy, somewhat squat and sturdy like the Bretagne people. The stainglass windows tell the story of Anne of Britney and there is a touching window com...  more »
  • Really lovely stories told in stained glass. Beautiful building. Inspiring. Nice gardens around it. Go.  more »
  • Who visited the medieval old town of Dinan, should visit the Basilica Saint - Sauveur. This church was built from the 12th to the 17th century, as a result, the Romanesque is represented up to the Gothic style of this building. The Spire was replaced by several slate-covered domes in the 18th century. After seeing you should necessarily go through the small park "Jardin Anglais" behind the Basilica and enjoy the magnificent views of the deep below Rance, the little port and the Gothic bridge from the city walls.
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  • Beautiful stainedglass Windows.
  • great stained glass windows
  • Nice place
  • Beautiful church.
  • Beautiful medieval village with its slate roofs and the long river. not to be missed. recommended climbing the clock tower and scenic walk to enjoy the total view!! Real Britain.
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