Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse

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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. Arrange to visit Basilique Saint-Sernin and other attractions in Toulouse using our Toulouse holiday planner .
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  • Known in Toulouse but not essential to see. Not really put in value and not impressive, this Basilica has nothing exceptional.
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  • What emotion. A magnificent Basilica. It is subjugated by this majestic building. Everything is great. It is unclear where lay his eyes so it's mesmerizing. Thanks to the town hall to help restore historic buildings.
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  • Visit of the Basilica. Beautiful and majestic. No worries on queue for visiter.cest a place to discover.
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  • The world's largest romanesque church shouldn't be misses on your visit to Toulouse. Entry is free, but you have to see the crypt and the choir section.
  • A place in which even agnosticists might 'feel' something. A place with a long and wonderful history. No one comes here by chance. It was an honour for me to come here.
  • Very large, monumental church - chatedrale, built in authanticate way
  • Together with the Augustin Convent this is an iconic religious building in the city. Visit the basilica means understand the ancient history of Tolouse, and his christian community on roman age.
  • Impressive building and and some great cafes around to enjoy the view from.

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