Be amazed by the grandeur of the Basilica of Saint Sernin
Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998, Saint-Sernin Basilica is a must-see of La ville Rose. Connected to the Capitole Square by the Taur street , the basilica welcomes many pilgrims every year on the way to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle.
This basilica dating from the 11th century pays tribute to the first bishop of Toulouse, Saint Saturnin, by giving him its name and holding his relics.
With a 21-metre high nave, it is the largest preserved Romanesque church in Europe, built of bricks and stones, which colours are in harmony with the buildings around. On its walls and facades you will see Romanesque sculptures as well as its octagonal bell tower, an architectural feature of Toulouse. Saint Sernin is so well known that it was mentioned in one of Claude Nougaro famous songs, “O Toulouse”.
However, you will notice that until November 2019, renovations are being made around the basilica giving a less spectacular overview of this historic monument. It will be in November 2019 that we could admire the Basilica of St. Sernin in all its splendour!
- Practical information:
From June to September: 8:30 am to 7 pm; Sunday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
From October to May: 8:30 am to 6 pm: Sunday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday: 9am; 10:30am; 6:30pm
The ambulatory and crypts ticket: 2,5€/pers