Basilique Saint Sernin1417 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Place Saint-Sernin, 31000 Toulouse, France
- Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-561218045
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
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
- Metro: Compans Caffarelli (Line B) and Jeanne d’Arc (Line B).
- Le Saint Sauvage
- Le Mange Tout
- 7 Place Saint Sernin
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89.74% 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
Basilique Saint Sernin Reviews & Ratings
This is a gorgeous place to visit if you're ever in Toulouse. From the architecture to the history, there's plenty to see and disco in here. If you're lucky, you'll get to see them rehearsing for mass and it's quite a spectacular thing to see. Add this to your list. You won't regret it.
Stunning building, different in style from your standard European church makes this a must visit. An easy walk from the centre through interesting neighborhoods.
A very beautifull basilica. Located in a beautiful square. And a very nice church room.
Very nice rework around, nice walk around and inside to see. Well done
Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse. Very well kept as many monuments all over France. Well situated right in the city center that makes it easier to visit. A lovely old church constructed in the Romanesque style between about 1080 and 1120, with construction continuing thereafter, Saint-Sernin is the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe, if not the world. Within walking distance of the hotel. It has a distinctive tower and of course surrounded by eating and drinking places. This is the most atmosphere of all the major churches in Toulouse, though sparse in its decoration, the vaulting arches are completely bare, but the palpably sense of antiquity and the contrasting atmosphere of the ornate altar and crypt areas.