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Under the church, an excavated site - follow the walkway to see stone sarcophagi and clay burial pots that were used for babies and small children. It's a good idea to see it with a guide who can explain what is what.
An archaeoglical site alongside and under the beautiful Eglise Saint Seurin. Interesting to find out about the history of funery rites in the area but not a huge amount see for the 5 euro entry fee. Time is best spent exploring the lovely church above.
As I am very interested in history and this kind of things, I definitely wanted to visit this site.
Price was 3 euro's to visit the crypt, which I thought was quite cheap... until I saw how small the whole thing was.
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If you interested in early christian funeral sites and customs then you'll want to visit this. If not you'll probably wonder why anyone would bother. But it is interesting to the historically-minded amongst us and an English language outline of the relatively small site is...More
The Saint Seurin Basilica is facing the Martyrs of Resistance Square. The first Church on the spot was built in the Fifth or Sixth century, consecrated to Saint Seurin (Severinus) the fourth Bishop of Bordeaux. It was destroyed by the Vikings and a new Romanesque...More
Beside the St Seurin Basilica (6th century church) is a small crypt where tombs going back to the 4th century have been found. The site, a UNESCO heritage site, shows in situ examples of sarcophagi, funerary amphorae, paving stones, foundations and frescoes dating from the...More