Toulouse City Guide

Saint-Sernin Basilica


Saint-Sernin: le jewel of Roman art

A jewel of Roman art, the Saint-Sernin Basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has for centuries welcomed pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. Beneath its octagonal belfry, you will discover an immense vaulted nave and a crypt that houses many relics. Amongst these, you will find those of Saint Sernin, the bishop who became a martyr during the III century and after whom the basilica was named.

Stendhal wrote the following words about this incredible building: “A magnificent basilica with rounded arches, (….) This is the first Roman building that has filled me with a profound sense of beauty.

Found at :
Basilique Saint-Sernin
13 place Saint-Sernin
31000 Toulouse