5 Interesting Basilica of Saint-Sernin Facts


Facts about Basilica of Saint-Sernin:

  1. The abbey of Saint-Sernin was an ancient foundation. St. Sylvius, bishop of Toulouse, began construction of the basilica towards the end of the 4th century.
  2. The basilica was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  3. The current church is located on the site of a previous basilica of the 4th century which contained the body of Saint Saturnin, The first bishop of Toulouse in c. 250. 
  4. The construction of the Basilica stretched from the XI to the XIII Century.
  5. As well as Saint Saturnin, Saint Honoratus is also buried here. The crypt contains the relics of many other saints.