Named after the golden mosaics, which adorned it from the 6th century, this former Roman temple was later converted into a ... More
Basilique de la Daurade
Named after the golden mosaics, which adorned it from the 6th century, this former Roman temple was later converted into a Christian church. The present building was started in 1764 and finished nearly a century later; it features a classical stone façade, with heavy columns supporting a triangular pediment. Behind the front, the brick nave and chapels are quite beautiful; they are best seen from the courtyard of the nearby Ecole des Beaux-Arts. This was an important stop on the way to Saint-Jacques-de Compostelle; pilgrims came here to see the miraculous Black Virgin. The original statue was burnt during the French Revolution and the one on display dates from 1807. The church still welcomes the many pilgrims who come to pay their respects.
This museum changes its poster exhibition three times a year. The collections are diverse, sometimes devoted to a specific French
or foreign artist, such as Toulouse Lautrec or Folon, sometimes concerned with such themes as the bicycle, May 1968, ...
Jean Pascal Virebent is an important figure in the history of Toulouse. Appointed city architect in 1782, he radically changed
its layout. He opened up six new squares; Place de la Trinite is one of them. His nephew Urbain ...
In the heart of the Capitole, this impressive hall exhibits the work of Toulouse artists from the end of the
19th century to the beginning of the 20th. A highlight of the exhibition is the portrait of La Belle ...