Basilique St-sauveur, Dinan

Basilique St-sauveur, Dinan - Address, Phone Number

Address: Pl. St-Sauveur, Dinan, France

Phone: +33-299784880

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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About Basilique St-sauveur, Dinan

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 Information

  • 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 by Public Transport

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

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  • Beautiful stainedglass Windows.

  • great stained glass windows

  • Nice place

  • Beautiful church.

  • Bellissimo borgo medievale coi suoi tetti in ardesia e il lungo fiume. da non perdere..consigliata salita sulla torre dell'orologio e passeggiata panoramica per godere a pieno della vista totale!! Vera Bretagna.

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