Stay in Saint-Sernin, Toulouse
A UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Toulouse’s major icons, the Basilique Saint-Sernin is well known as a stopping point for pilgrims on the long walk to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. In the heart of the city, Saint-Sernin has long been one of the most popular places to stay in Toulouse, and as a result it is home to a variety of hotels to suit all budgets.
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With the iconic redbrick church as its centrepiece, the Saint-Sernin area attracts many different kinds of visitors. Some come to soak up the history and architecture, while others prefer to eat, drink, and stroll the city streets, or visit the popular weekly flea market which takes place at Place Saint-Sernin every weekend.
The wide range of visitors is reflected in the areas’ hotels, with all types of travellers well catered for. Hotels range from opulent five-star residences to more economical two- and three-star accommodation, including many independent hotels housed in traditional pink-stone buildings.
Saint-Sernin is also a good choice for those needing proximity to two of the city’s best known educational establishments, the Toulouse School of Economics and the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole. Otherwise known as UT1, this historic establishment was the second university created in France, after the Sorbonne in Paris.
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Aside from the Basilique itself, other nearby attractions include the Capitole building which houses many famous works of art, along with the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse symphony orchestra and opera company. Also close at hand is the imposing Church of the Jacobins, whose striking 484-foot bell tower can be seen from all over the city.
Saint-Sernin is also a great part of town for culture lovers, with the Cinémathèque de Toulouse film archive and the Library D'etude Et Du Patrimoine just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Basilique. Whether you’re here to study, work or just to while away a few days, you won’t regret choosing the area of Saint-Sernin as your base.