We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Basilique Saint-Sernin

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Place Saint-Sernin, 31000, Toulouse, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 61 21 80 45
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Toulouse Sightseeing Bus Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,987 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 241
  • 164
    Very good
  • 36
  • 1
  • 1
Beautiful Cathedral

Do take the time to see this spectacular church. Towards the back on the left, there is a ticket office where you can buy a ticket for the ambulatory the church. This is really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Katherine D
Hanoi, Vietnam
Add Photo Write a Review

1,987 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 443: English reviews
Hanoi, Vietnam
Level Contributor
26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do take the time to see this spectacular church. Towards the back on the left, there is a ticket office where you can buy a ticket for the ambulatory the church. This is really worth the small fee. Then you admitted to the area of the church with the most beautiful altars and stained glass windows. From there, you can... More 

Thank Katherine D
Level Contributor
36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful interior ! The stained glass windows, fantastic organ (being tuned when I visited), majestic ceiling are really something. They've done a good job of restoring inside and out. Restoration works on the main entrance are still ongoing. Was happy to be able to finally see the inside after being disappointed not to, way back in 2007.

Thank Albert D
Level Contributor
199 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth visiting and the ambulatory and crypts are a must. The outside of the building is also interesting for it architecture.

Thank Minkymonkey
St Neots, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
646 reviews
281 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Somewhat plain inside compared to some but it had a somberness that I think I missing in some ancient churches-cum-tourist attractions. My wife and I toured, left for lunch, and came back to tour the crypt, but unless we took a very wrong turn, we were a bit disappointed with the crypt. I have to be frank-- I love old... More 

Thank Dave C
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a vast and complex basilica on the site of a very early bishop's grave. Started sometime in the 11th century, it grew and grew taking a beautiful Romanesque brick form. Inside, the apse has a set of radiating chapels called chevets. This amazing building dominates this part of Toulouse. The entire quartier is being prepared to be a... More 

Thank barbaraharrisswhite
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
94 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This church is absolutely beautiful with amazing architecture and history and a short walk from the city center.

Thank magellan636
Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
164 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I last visited this when I lived in the city some 30 years ago and it was in a parlous state. Glad to see on my return that it had received some TLC and is a magnificent cathedral once again

Thank Clutz7777
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I see why this is rated #1 thing the see here. Worth seeing if you like visiting churches. My guess is 45 minutes to 90 is more than sufficient. Lots of public parking around, costing 3 euros for a few hours. Access to view the area under the dome costs a couple euro donation.

Thank Matthew P
Level Contributor
48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This was one of my favorite places in Toulouse, the architecture of this church is impressive, its height and decorations deserve being observed carefully. Don't miss the gardens and the chapel, they worth being visited too. I spent like 2 hours observing all the parts of this awesome construction. Another fact, Saint Tomas de Aquino is buried here, an interesting... More 

Thank Julio P
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing visit but watch out the mornings when there is a market as you cannot enjoy the basilique that much. Recommend by night.

Thank Claire L

Travellers who viewed Basilique Saint-Sernin also viewed

Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne

Been to Basilique Saint-Sernin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Basilique Saint-Sernin and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Basilique Saint-Sernin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?