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Basilica of St-Sernin
Place St-Sernin, 31000 Toulouse Route Planner
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Opening hours

Jun-Sep: 10am-6pm; rest of year: 10am-noon, 2pm-5.30pm

Description

The largest and finest Romanesque church in southern France, built between the 11C and 14C, is also home to the largest number of relics in France, including the tomb of St Saturnin, the first bishop of Toulouse. The chevet, made mostly of stone, and the five-storey eight-sided bell tower made of bricks, are magnificent. The huge interior was designed to accommodate large crowds and is typical of a major pilgrimage church. Today this important stopping point on the Way of St James is a UNESCO-listed site.

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  • From €22 to €56
    MICHELIN 2020
    46 m - 62 rue du Taur, 31000 Toulouse
  • From €48 to €108
    MICHELIN 2020
    97 m - 7 Place Saint-Sernin, 31000 Toulouse
  • From €28 to €75
    MICHELIN 2020
    176 m - 8 rue de l'Esquile, 31000 Toulouse