France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Churches in Toulouse, France
Toulouse has many churches and religious buildings, most made of red brick.

 
   

 

The best known church in Toulouse is the Romanesque Basilica of Saint-Sernin (or Saint-Saturnin), a 3rd century martyr. This lovely pilgrimage church is an important stop on the Route of St James (Santiago de Compostela). More...

Just down the street is the interesting Notre Dame du Taur, or Our Lady of the Bull, on the Rue du Taur. Legend has it that St-Sernin was dragged down this street by an angry bull. More...

Between the two is the small Carmelite Chapel, tucked down the Rue du Périgord. Built in the 17th century, it is known for its interesting 17th century murals and 18th century paintings.

The most interesting name goes to St-Pierre des Cuisines, (Saint Peter of the Kitchens). It is also a very ancient site, with remains of a Paleo-Christian church from the 4th Century and a Pre-Roman church. No longer functioning as a church, today it is an auditorium for the national conservatory.

Another large building is the Jacobin Convent, with its famous "palm tree" ribs in the interior. More...

Jacobin Convent, Toulouse  
   

The Saint-Etienne Cathedral was built over 5 centuries, and its architecture reflects the various styles—some call it confusing. It is known for its organ as well as its tapestries and stained glass windows.

Although no longer a religious building, the Musée des Augustins is housed in a former monastery from the 14th and 15th centuries.

 


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St-Sernin, Toulouse, France

Above, Basilica of St-Sernin, Toulouse.

Below, Doorway, Jacobin Convent, Toulouse.

 

Jacobin Convent Door, Toulouse, France

   
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