Basilique St-sauveur

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  • Address: 14 Place Saint-Sauveur, 22100 Dinan, France
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-299784880
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids

This Romanesque Roman Catholic church has a legend behind it. It’s said that it was built in the 12th century by Riwallon Rufus, a knight taken prisoner in the First Crusade, who vowed to build a church if he ever saw his homeland again. As such, there are a lot of middle-eastern architectural influences.

The highlights of the church are:

  • The elegant Gothic chancel
  • 14th-century grave slab in the north transept that allegedly contains the heart of Bertrand du Guesclin, a knight infamous for his hatred of the English.
  • 12th and 15th century stained glass
  • 800 year old granite bas reliefs
  • Gargoyles on the spire
  • The English garden behind the church
  • The organs
  • The bells

The square in which the church stands is one of the prettiest in town. From the church, you have a nice view of the River Rance. If you visit at night, you may be able to take pictures of the church lit up by brilliant floodlights.

Basilique St-sauveur Travel Tips

  • Get the printed history and guide for the church at the church itself.
  • Catch the mass at noon on weekdays.

How to Reach Basilique St-sauveur

  • Walk or drive here.
  • Ask a local for public transport info and/or directions

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  • Basilique St-sauveur Address: 14 Place Saint-Sauveur, 22100 Dinan, France
  • Basilique St-sauveur Contact Number: +33-299784880
  • Basilique St-sauveur Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Basilique St-sauveur(preferred time): 11:30 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Basilique St-sauveur: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Dinan include Basilique St-sauveur in their plan

  • 29.81% of people start their Basilique St-sauveur visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Basilique St-sauveur

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

85.16% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Basilique St-sauveur

People normally club together Les Remparts De Dinan and Le Port De Dinan while planning their visit to Basilique St-sauveur.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Basilique St-sauveur Reviews & Ratings

  • One of the oldest churches in Dinan, beautiful inside and outside. Important part of the history of the city.

  • I recommend this church for everybody who is interested in light ! The light inside is beautiful at sunrise and sunset You can admire all the beautiful colors and reflections of this church. Amazing !!

  • We had a great visit. Well worth your time.

  • Beautiful facade , pitty people are allowed to park in from of it.

  • Such a place! I imagine the people living in this town must be very happy and proud. The Church is... wierdly intriguing. The English garden and its view to the valley below are wonderful.

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