LA BASILIQUE SAINT-SERNIN

Historic site and monument ,  World Heritage (UNESCO) ,  Basilica ,  Collegiate church ,  Church at Toulouse

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  • The largest Romanesque church in France, this monumental gem listed as World Heritage by UNESCO has welcomed pilgrims for centuries along the Way of St James.

    One of the symbols of Toulouse, this basilica of brick and stone is certainly imposing. Majestic and luminous, it was built between the XI and XIV Centuries in honour of St Saturnin (or Sernin), the first bishop of the city. An important stop along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, it inspires reverence and its vast proportions are ideal for strolling past the numerous reliquaries.

    A 21 metre high nave whose barrel vault rests upon richly sculpted capitals leads you to the choir and its gold-plated wooden and marble canopy. In the richly decorated transepts you can discover some moving medieval frescoes.

    You can also access the crypts in which it is possible to admire, most notably, the enamel reliquary of the True Cross in the form of a sarcophagus.
  • Access
    • Metro / Tram  :  Capitole ou Jeanne d'Arc at 0 m
  • Environment
    • In the town centre
    • On the pilgrimage trail "Santiago de Compostela at Arles"
    • On the "Via Garona"
Services
  • Services
    • Free admission
    • Free visit on request
    • Guided tour on request
    • Boutique
Openings
  • From January 1, 2020
    until May 31, 2020
  • From June 1, 2020
    until September 30, 2020
  • From October 1, 2020
    until May 31, 2021
  • Monday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday
    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    8:30 AM - 8:00 PM