St. Sauveur Basilica

Dinan, France

The construction of St. Sauveur Basilica was commissioned around 1120 by Sir Rivallon le Roux, Lord of Dinan, on his return from the first Crusade. The church was extensively rebuilt and extended during the 15th and 16th centuries and is a successful blend of architectural styles. The lower part of facade is part of the original 12th century building. The bell tower was built during the 18th century to replace the 17th century dome which had been destroyed by lightning.

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Founded: c. 1120
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Manh Hiep Nguyen (12 months ago)
Such a place! I imagine the people living in this town must be very happy and proud. The Church is... wierdly intriguing. The English garden and its view to the valley below are wonderful.
Fiona Wilkinson (12 months ago)
Beautiful atmospheric Church
Micka Demonchaux (13 months ago)
Beautiful stainedglass Windows. Messes are at 9am on Sundays
Kris Hadis (16 months ago)
Nice area..
Alan Pembshaw (2 years ago)
great stained glass windows
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