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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  • Very nice work outside and inside with beautiful stained glass and a concert a fantastic acoustic
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  • Space and volume ideal for reflection, introspection, and to withdraw momentarily excessive agitation of the city. And then what chance to do so from time to time a small beautiful.
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  • Basilique Saint Sernin is located on the northern part of Toulouse at about a 10-minute walk from the city center. The interior is absolutely majestic and you find yourself spinning head up enjoying t...  more »
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  • Absolutely incredible! The crypts were worth the €2.50 and then we were lucky enough to be there when the organ was being played which was awesome!
  • 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.
  • Fantastic place/building. The Cavaillé-Coll organ is one of the most exquisite in France, if not the world!
  • Beautiful and impressive building, well maintained grounds. Extra tour of a different section costs €2.50, closed when i was there!
  • Stunning Church inside and out, and a nice walk to it too. A must visit when in Toulouse!

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