On the Way of St James
Built in honour of Saint Saturnin (or Sernin), the first bishop of Toulouse, its construction stretched from the XI to the XIII Century. Stroll around this building and admire the elegant apse, studded with chapels right up to its octagonal bell tower, so characteristic of the architecture of Toulouse.
Inside, 5 wide vaulted naves converge above the choir and the wooden canopy with gold leaf and marble. You can access the crypts and tower that hold the relics of saints, a treasure that bears witness to the prestigious past of this church that attracted so many pilgrims.
An ancient stop on the Way of St James, it is a listed UNESCO heritage site.
The coral flower
The Toulouse singer Claude Nougaro paid vibrant tribute to the basilica of Saint-Sernin in his song "Ô Toulouse”:
"There is a storm in the air and yet Saint Sernin church lights up the evening like a coral flower illuminated by the sun".
A remarkable building from the 16th Century making an admirable pair with the Saint-Sernin basilica, both masterpieces of Romanesque art.
CHAPELLE DES CARMELITES
Built in the 17th Century, the convent preserved its chapel with its remarkable décor, the rest of the convent being destroyed during the Revolution.
NOTRE-DAME DU TAUR
The current church was built starting in the 14th Century on the spot where, as legend has it, the bull stopped after dragging Saturnin (who became...