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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  • Very beautiful Basilica. The small plug is very well done, and very explicit. Do not miss to go
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  • Interestingly a Basilica which shows the two facets: Romanesque and Gothic. It is very beautiful and we understand the evolution of the architecture. We were surprised to see a camel on a marquee! A beautiful façade overlooks a pretty square lined with medieval houses with beautiful Linden. A good place to rest. To do the tour of the Basilica, stroll in the "English garden" to see remarkable trees and a beautiful view of the Rance.
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  • Great Basilica in centre of Dinan. extremely well maintained. The stained glass windows of the Basilica date mostly from the second half of the twentieth century. Visit
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  • Beautiful stainedglass Windows.
  • great stained glass windows
  • Nice place
  • Beautiful church.
  • Beautiful illustration of what are the religious monuments of Brittany. The sculptures of the Romanesque entrance porch is very interesting. The Bell Tower at triple floor is amazing too.
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