Basilique Saint Sernin, Toulouse
About Basilique Saint Sernin, Toulouse
Basilique Saint Sernin, Toulouse - Address, Phone Number
Address: Place Saint-Sernin, 31000 Toulouse, France
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
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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 Opening and Closing 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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Basilique Saint Sernin, Toulouse Reviews - Write a Review
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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