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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Basilique St-Sauveur and many more Dinan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Dinan holiday planner.
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  • This structure does not compare to basilicas in other parts of France in terms of size. But the location on the top of the ramparts overlooking a city square in the front and the port far below from t...  more »
  • The Basilica Saint-Sauveur whose construction began in the 12th century and whose developments will go until the seventeenth century has a very interesting and original architecture. Designed according to the poitevin Romanesque art, but influenced by Byzantine art. If we're going to Dinan this Basilica is indispensable, the back of the Basilica overlooks the ramparts where we discover a wonderful view of the port and the Rance.
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  • The historic centre of Dinan is exceptional, we have very many workshops of local artists who don't lack of interest, the Basilica is very beautiful: his sobriety, a heart that is remarkable and of beautiful stained glass. At the back we will find an English garden then the walls that offer us a very pleasant walk in good weather, the medieval history of Brittany is everywhere...
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  • Beautiful church.
  • The place you should visit if you have the best view from Dinant France countryside can experience the Cathedral
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  • Peaceful and beautiful perspective
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  • Splendid view of Dinan to the edges of the walls
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  • Superb place of worship
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