Toulouse: St. Sernin (nave)

The nave of St. Sernin, showing the solid Romanesque (pre-Gothic) style

Unlike its quirky uncle St. Etienne, St. Sernin is a model of geometric harmony. It is also yet another medieval church that was later “enhanced” with a Baroque altar. The original altar is a work of simple beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Sernin's original Romanesque altar (this is a replica; the real original still exists but is off limits to visitors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail of the replica—itself a stunning work of art

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