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Basilique St-Sauveur, Dinan

#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Dinan
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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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  • This church is a gem - with wonderful Romanesque features - the decorated west facade and the internal rounded arches. There are tombs of significance inside for those who know their medieval history....  more »
  • I love visiting churches and this one was worth visiting. It wasn't as ornate as some, but it had a gorgeous altar area and stained glass.  more »
  • I recommend this church for everybody who is interested in light ! The light inside is beautiful at sunrise and sunset You can admire all the beautiful colors and reflections of this church. Amazing !!
  • We had a great visit. Well worth your time.
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