Chevet from Southeast (c.1080-96)
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Go Historic ID
318233
names
St. Sernin Basilica
Basilica of St. Sernin
Basilique St-Sernin
Saint-Sernin
St-Sernin Basilica
coordinates
43.608531° N, 1.442103° E
styles/periods
categories
address
Place Saint-Sernin
31000
phone
05 61 21 70 18

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  • Overview

    by 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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Bibliography of St. Sernin Basilica

  1. Official Website of St. Sernin Basilica. Web. Official website.
  2. Gray-Durant, Delia. Blue Guide Southwest France. Blue Guide. 2006. Print.
  3. Strafford, Peter. Romanesque Churches of France: A Traveller's Guide. Giles de la Mare. 2004. Print.

Article Info

Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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