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Visiting Basilica of Saint-Sernin Toulouse

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The Basilica of Saint-Sernin or also called Basilica de Sant Sarninin Occitan is a church which is the former Abbey of Saint-Sernin, but now only consists of the church. It got its name from Saint Sernin, the first bishop of Toulouse in the 3rd century who was murdered. The church has the romanesque architecture style which makes it still looks so majestic up until now. There is a high nave with barrel vault which leads you to the choir and the gold-plated wooden and marble canopy where you can see the whole church. Although it was built and vaulted in brick, it is still one of the most elegant churches in France.

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Fall in love with the beauty of Basilica of Saint-Sernin

Fall in love with the beauty of Basilica of Saint-Sernin

1. Chapelle des Carmelites de Toulouse

1. Chapelle des Carmelites de Toulouse

The then Carmelite convent, now only the chapel remains as the others are detroyed and this is now run by the council. The artwork and paintings inside are worth seeing. Although it may look unconvincing from the outside, but you have to come and marvel at the paintings inside, it offers you many to see and to learn about the paintings itself and the history of the chapel.

2. Notre-Dame du Taur

2. Notre-Dame du Taur

Notre-Dame du Taur is a Catholic church located in Toulouse and is near the Basilica of Saint-Sernin and Capitole. It is considered a historic monument as it keeps a long history of the place. There are a lot of paintings you can see inside this church and also the organ of Notre-Dame du Taur. You can go visit the Notre-Dame du Taur as it is near to Basilica of Saint Sernin.

3. Musee Saint-Raymond

3. Musee Saint-Raymond

Musee Saint-Raymond is an archeological museum in Toulouse. It is located within walking distance to Basilica of Saint-Sernin. The museum has unique collections of antiques inside the museum you might want to see as the collections are rare and you will not find them anywhere else. Musee Saint-Raymond is also a place where you can learn the early history of Toulouse so if you have time, you can try and visit Musee Saint-Raymond.

Basilica of Saint-Sernin Toulouse Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

There are no tickets required to enter Basilica of Saint-Sernin so you can come in the church for free but you need to pay to go to the ambulatory for EUR2.5 per person.

How To Get Around?

'You can get to Basilica of Saint-Sernin from the station by walking as it isn't located far away from it and you can easily reach it on foot. You can also explore the area by walking while seeing the landscape the area offers you.

What Should I Wear?

'There is no dress code to enter Basilica of Saint-Sernin but as it is a church, it is best if you dress politely and don't wear short pants or sandals if you are going inside the church.

Basilica of Saint-Sernin Toulouse Facts

Best Time to Visit

'Best time to visit Basilica of Saint-Sernin is at the opening time of the church, 08.30AM as it is not as crowded as the noon or the evening when most people come.



Will I Need a Guide?

You probably won't need a guide to explore this place as it is a church .

How To Get There?

You can go to Basilica of Saint-Sernin by car, taxi, Uber or public transportation. If you choose to go to Basilica of Saint-Sernin by public transportation, the closest station to Basilica of Saint-Sernin will be Compans Cafarelli or the Jeanne d'Arc stop.

Additional Info

For the crypts and ambulatory, the opening hours may vary during some months. During June to September, the church opens at 10AM to 6PM on Mondays to Saturdays, and 11.30AM to 5.30PM on Sundays. From October to May, the church opens at 10AM to noon and 2PM to 5.30PM on Mondays to Saturdays, and on Sundays it opens from 2PM to 5.30PM.

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