Click on each point on the plan. The tour begins at the side entrance of the basilica – the Miègeville Door (number 1), and continues in a clockwise direction around the inside of the basilica.
Have a good visit!
The Basilica of Saint Sernin is a pilgrimage church. As such, it represents a pause on the journey of life for every person visiting it.
You are invited to take this commentary – it is free – on a tour of the building, and use it to discover, in your own time and in the order of your choosing, the history, the architecture, the function, and some of the meanings of this building and its contents. We offer 10 major points where you might stop, look, and think.
When you have experienced all of this, you will continue your journey – within yourself, for a church expresses the being of every person who enters it, as well as the whole community that comes together to worship in it.
This place deliberately seeks to inspires peace and prayer. Listen to the silence first of all, and remember that the people of this church have
prayed and sung here, Sunday after Sunday, for nearly a thousand years.
Your heart will become Heaven for God, the One to whom the Church always sings in praise.
Welcome to the free Discovery Tour of the basilica !