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Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
A masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, Basilique Saint-Sernin has undergone significant renovations over the past 40 years to make it a worthy pilgrimage site on the route of St. James. One of its main attractions is a contemporary bust sculpture of John Paul II. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the basilica features a bell tower, 12th-century mural paintings, a crypt, a treasure trove, and the can’t-miss marble altar dating back to 1096 CE, when it was directly consecrated by Pope Urban II. If you're lucky, you'll hear a talented organist play the circa 1888 grand Cavaillé-Coll organ. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Toulouse holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Basilique Saint-Sernin and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A must see we're near the Capitol, but in a calm and atmosphere which resource detour that is worth the trouble!
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  • Building majestic both inside and outside is definitely a must visit of Toulouse
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  • The Saint-Sernin Basilica is difficult to manquable if you by Toulouse. The architecture is very beautiful and it's still a staple of the pink city. In the middle of a very friendly place with different tea room, you can also relax on the terrace just after.
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  • A splendid basilica with terrific architecture. The inside is also worth a visit. Don't forget to get into the crypt if you find the time
  • A beautiful building, also in an interesting part of town to wander around the streets.
  • If you are in Toulouse walking around its worth the visit. Access to the cathedral is free. If you want to see the underground catacombs you need to pay 2 euro.
  • Rare medieval temple built not of stone but brick
  • Memorial place
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