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Basilique St-Sauveur, Dinan

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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One of the rare examples of Romanesque architecture in Brittany, Basilique St-Sauveur is a Roman Catholic basilica whose construction was begun in the early 12th century. The imagination of men returning from the Crusades comes alive with beasts including gargoyles carved from marble on exterior columns. Keep an eye out for exotic animals discovered during the Crusades, such as lions and parrots adorning the arches as well as demons tormenting sinners. Be sure to look at the famous 14th century tombstone in the north transept of the famous knight also known as the "Constable of France," Bertrand Du Guesclin. Use our Dinan trip planner to visit Basilique St-Sauveur on your trip to Dinan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Really beautiful both inside and out. The scale of the building and it’s intricate details make you marvel at the sheer skills of the masons and master craftsmen. Outside in the very quiet square... 
    Really beautiful both inside and out. The scale of the building and it’s intricate details make you marvel at the sheer skills of the masons and master craftsmen. Outside in the very quiet square...  more »
  • This was a beautifully preserved basilica within Dinan. Lovely stained glass and a nice garden. Easy to look around without being disruptive. 
    This was a beautifully preserved basilica within Dinan. Lovely stained glass and a nice garden. Easy to look around without being disruptive.  more »
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  • This is a beautiful Basilica in the heart of Dinan, a not-very-touristy town in the Brittany area. Not as huge and ornate as some of the bigger, better known Cathedrals, but every bit as beautiful and feels more like a place people actually use than a show piece.
  • Stunning church with incredible stained glass windows. Beautiful paintings, statues , stained glass and wonderful lace to visit.

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