Basilique Saint SerninCurrently Closed
- Address: Place Saint-Sernin, 31000 Toulouse, France
- Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-561218045
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Basilique Saint Sernin - Review
St. Sernin was the first Bishop of Tolosa (as it was known in the 3rd century), and he was murdered by a mob here for his steadfast refusal to pray to pagan gods. The site of his burial became a popular stopping point for pilgrims over the years, enough that a Romanesque was consecrated on the site in 1096. Some Gothic and Baroque additions were made such over the centuries, but the church as generally been allowed to retain its original influence.
The church is absolutely brilliant; its harmonious Romanesque architecture immensely pleasing to the eye. It looks grand enough from the outside; from the inside, it’s absolutely tranquil and solemn…not to mention a visual delight what with its many, many decorations. The religious art is moving, the stained glass is stunning and the small curiosities everywhere are a pleasure to hunt down.
Basilique Saint Sernin Hours
- For Crypts and Ambulatory, June to September (Monday to Saturday) 10 am to 6 pm; Sundays 11:30 am to 6 pm.
- October to May (Monday to Saturday) 10 am to 12 pm and 2 am to 5:30 pm; Sundays 2 pm to 5:30 pm.
How To reach Basilique Saint Sernin by Public Transport
- Metro: Compans Caffarelli (Line B) and Jeanne d’Arc (Line B).
Restaurants Near Basilique Saint Sernin
- Le Saint Sauvage
- Le Mange Tout
- 7 Place Saint Sernin
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Things to Know Before Visiting Basilique Saint Sernin
95% of people who visit Toulouse include Basilique Saint Sernin in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
83.46% of people start their Basilique Saint Sernin visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Basilique Saint Sernin
59.42% of people prefer walking in order to reach Basilique Saint Sernin
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Basilique Saint Sernin, Toulouse Reviews
Currently under renovation (outside) but still accessable. Worth a visit. Has a lot of history. Impressive church. Quiet, serene and a lot of space
An average church. Nothing extraordinary or spectacular. Easily forgotten. Can skip if you do not have the time. There are better ones around.
It’s one of the old cathedrals in Toulouse and I think one of the most famous there. Open for public and of course free of charge and you’ll hear mellifluous sounds coming from its doors even from outside the cathedral. It is close to the city center, Jeanne d’Arc metro station, and a number of restaurants and coffeeshops. However, the only down side of it is the explanations of the cathedral and things for the masses are only in French, which I don’t speak. I hope in the future the French would consider non-French speaking tourists in their public places.
Beautiful church. Well worth visit. The entire neighborhood is being renovated in hopes of being selected as a UNESCO site.
Beautiful paintings on walls and roof inside. Mosaic windows. Exceptional belltower.