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Culture of Toulouse. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Bahnhof Toulouse Matabiau You can begin the tour around unique sights of the city with a visit to the Basilica of St Sernin. Since its foundation to the present day it continues to be the world's largest Romanesque church; the building is striking with its outstanding architectural style. The basilica was founded in the 11th century; a huge amount of priceless religious artifacts is kept within its walls. An old building has retained many elements of the wilderness, which makes it look even more fascinating.
The most stylish city of France, this city is also known as a center of culture and recreation. The city is conventionally divided into Old and New Quarters. In the old part of this place … Open
An interesting and unique attraction is the Le Chateau d'eau, the so-called old water tower. It was built in 1822 and has long been used for storing water. Today the beautiful tower is converted into a gallery. There are often interesting exhibitions and themed cultural events dedicated to photographic art in it.
The must see attraction is Capitolium. That’s the name of the beautiful palace built of awesome pink brick. For many years it was used for administrative purposes and has witnessed major events in the history of the city. The last large-scale reconstruction of the palace took place in the early 20th century, but architects have managed to keep intact some elements of the 16th century. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Among the cultural institutions the Augustinian museum remains one of the most interesting ones. It is located in the awesome ancient monastery built in the gothic style. The beautiful museum houses a rich collection of paintings and sculptures; the age of many exhibits is about five hundred years. During the tour, visitors would hear an interesting story of an ancient monastery, which is also one of the major city attractions.
Dome de la Grave One of the most unusual architectural structures of Toulouse is the St Etienne Cathedral. Its construction has begun in the 11th century and lasted more than 600 years. Surprisingly, religious building was never completed. The city treasury hadn’t enough money to complete the construction. Now the old cathedral is a fascinating place storing collections of ancient tapestries. Among other interesting tourist sites Jacobins Church of the 13th century is worth mentioning. It is a unique structure built in one of the rarest and most complex architectural styles. Church hall has unique acoustics making it the permanent venue for concerts.
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Aerospatiale: Clement Ader Factory
Where: 10 Avenue Guynemer, Colomiers, 10 km from Toulouse., Toulouse; Telephone: +33 (0)561 15 44 00 to book tours;
Basilique St-Sernin
Where: 13 Saint-Sernin Place, Toulouse; Opening hours: 10am-6pm (Monday to Saturday) and 12:30pm-6pm (Sunday);
Eglise des Jacobins
Where: 69 rue Pargaminières, Toulouse; Telephone: +33 (0)5 61 22 21 92 / (0)5 61 22 39 52; Opening hours: daily, all year.;
Canal du Midi
Cimetière de Terre-Cabade
Opening hours: 8am–6pm;
Cite de l’Espace
Where: Avenue Jean-Gonord, Toulouse; Telephone: +33 (0)5 62 71 64 80;
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Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Toulouse and around
♥   Art museum 'Fondation Bemberg' Toulouse, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Augustins' Toulouse, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Toulouse
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Étienne, Toulouse, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Sainte Germaine de Pibrac, Pibrac, 12.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Alain, Lavaur, 32.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Sainte-Marie, Lombez, 45.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, Montauban, 46.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Antonin, Pamiers, 56.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abbaye Saint-Papoul, Saint-Papoul, 56.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of France

One of the most visited places in France is the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, a symbol of the French capital, sung about in the novel by Victor Hugo. The building was founded in the 12th century and represents a unique example of the Gothic style. In the cathedral, there is a crown of Christ, one of the most important Christian relics. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Paris is located in the historical center of the capital, on the island of Cite. Nearby, is another important place in the city - the cathedral of Saint-Chapelle of the 13th century. On Montmartre is another unique structure - the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur ("Basilica of the Sacred Heart") of the 19th century. The temple was built in memory of the victims of the Franco-Prussian war in the Byzantine style. It towers over the most famous hill in Paris and houses the biggest bell of the city. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Toulouse

Culture guide to Toulouse. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Toulouse: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Toulouse. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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