France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Notre Dame du Taur, Toulouse, France
An unusual church in a location famous in Toulouse history.

 
   

 

Notre Dame du Taur sits on a narrow street of the same name that runs between the Capitole and the Basilica of St-Sernin.

According to legend, in the year 250 St-Sernin was dragged through the streets of Toulouse by a bull (taur in French). The bull apparently stopped at the location where Notre Dame du Taur stands.

The present church was built in the 14th century, though other churches had been there previously. Looking down the street from the Basilica end, you're struck by the tall towers that rise above the other buildings.

Notre Dame du Taur, Toulouse

The facade was recently restored, and the interior is simple and lovely.

Like many of the other churches and religious buildings of Toulouse, Notre Dame du Taur is made of local red brick.


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Interior, Notre Dame du Taur, Toulouse

Above, Interior, Notre Dame du Taur.

Below, Looking up—way up—at the facade of Notre Dame du Taur.

 

Looking up at Notre Dame du Taur, Toulouse

   
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