St. Sernin Basilica Toulouse, France 1080-1120
One of the finest Romanesque churches in France, pairing large and harmonious architecture with important medieval sculptures and frescoes.
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- Go Historic ID
- St. Sernin BasilicaBasilica of St. SerninBasilique St-SerninSaint-SerninSt-Sernin Basilica
- 43.608531° N, 1.442103° E
- Place Saint-Sernin31000
- 05 61 21 70 18
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
Once surrounded by a tranquil cloister and various monastic buildings, the Basilica of St-Sernin is no longer blessed with a very atmospheric setting. A lovely garden has been installed at the east end, but the exterior is mostly hemmed in by newer buildings and dominated by a large parking lot on the south side. Nevertheless, the exterior is a magnificent sight, especially when approached from the east end - the Romanesque chevet is one of the most harmonious in France. The rooflines of the many chapels are lined with corbels carved with human and animal figures. continue reading →
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- Official Website of St. Sernin Basilica. Web. Official website.
- Gray-Durant, Delia. Blue Guide Southwest France. Blue Guide. 2006. Print.
- Strafford, Peter. Romanesque Churches of France: A Traveller's Guide. Giles de la Mare. 2004. Print.
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- October 8, 2013
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- July 11, 2014