Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse

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  • Toulouse: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

    1. Toulouse: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

    Explore the historic city of Toulouse with a guide on a tour that can be customized for your convenience, and get information about the sights you will see along the way. Start with a visit to the Basilica of Saint-Sernin, constructed in a Romanesque style between 1080 and 1120. Marvel at the quality of the many sculptures at the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe, and discover why it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list as part of the "World Heritage Sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela" in 1998. Then, visit the large brick building of the Church of the Jacobins, built over a century in the Gothique Méridional (southern Gothic) style. Learn how it received the body of Thomas Aquinas (Saint Thomas D'Aquino) from Pope Urban V in 1368 to encourage pilgrims and the up-keep of the church. Hear how it was used by Napoleon as a stable for his horses during ...

    Silvanna was awesome. She was pleasant, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about Toulouse, the city she lives in and loves. Walking around Toulouse with her was a rewarding and entertaining experience. She knew a lot, answered our questions, suggested a wonderful place for lunch afterwards. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get to know the city better. Our only regret was that we didn’t have more time to explore some of the things she pointed out on the tour as we left the city afterwards. Thank you Silvanna!!

  • Toulouse: Private Guided Walking Tour

    2. Toulouse: Private Guided Walking Tour

    Explore the history and modern development of the "Rose City" with an expert local guide. Learn more about Occitan culture as you stroll through the city. Walk through the Old Town and see sights such as historic Capitoline Square, Hotel d'Assezat, Victor Hugo Market, and Rue Saint Rome. Marvel at the neo-Classical architecture of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Daurade, located in the Old Town. Just outside this district, admire the Basilica of Saint Sernin. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is notable for its well-preserved Romanesque architecture.

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What people are saying about Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 84 reviews

Excellent tour of Toulouse highlights and history.

Silvanna was awesome. She was pleasant, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about Toulouse, the city she lives in and loves. Walking around Toulouse with her was a rewarding and entertaining experience. She knew a lot, answered our questions, suggested a wonderful place for lunch afterwards. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get to know the city better. Our only regret was that we didn’t have more time to explore some of the things she pointed out on the tour as we left the city afterwards. Thank you Silvanna!!

Very personable & interesting and got to see some hidden gems

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and detail of history provided a great insight to the development of the city. We really appreciated the opportunity to see some hidden gems of art and architecture that were amazing. Would recommend to anyone as a great way to start a visit.

The guide was brilliant, he had very good english and a great knowledge of the area. The sites that we visited were interesting and the guide was very funny and cheerful. I would recommend to anyone.

Excellent knowledgeable fun experience

We enjoyed a great personal guide of a sunny Toluse from a well travelled and experienced guide called Roberto. Very nice and polite on time and make the whole tour fun and very educational

Great and complete

Roberto's tour has been very complete. He taught us both history and architecture of Toulouse and in a very pleasant way. In addition to being very friendly.