This magnificent monastery and its peaceful cloister have had a stormy history. The construction of the church took more that ... More
Couvent des Jacobins
This magnificent monastery and its peaceful cloister have had a stormy history. The construction of the church took more that 100 years! It is the resting place of Saint Thomas Aquinas, thought to be one of Christianity's greatest theologians. There is plenty for the eyes to feast upon at in this extraordinary Gothic edifice. The floor is black marble, and the apse, called The Palm of Jacobins is quite famous. On the head of one of the columns, a bull's head symbolizes the martyr, Saint Saturnin.
For anyone interested in the history of the Church or in great minds of the middle ages, this is a must-see location. Secluded along a side street, the humble exterior belies the significance of what lies inside. St Thomas Aquinas, one of the Church's most brilliant minds and teachers, is buried under the altar table. Also not to be missed is the palm roof - a beautiful and absolutely unique piece of architecture. The only con to the church is that non-students and seniors must pay a fee to enter the serene cloister, which seemed a bit high. All told, however, if you came looking for St Thomas Aquinas, you likely won't flinch at the cost - in any event, still worth it for the view.
This park comprises three large gardens, which are connected by footbridges above the traffic: the Jardin des Plantes, Jardin Royal
and Grand Rond. Wide paths wind around old trees, fountains, flowerbeds and ponds, and there are swings and pony ...
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 ...
This square is named after the Dominican convent that stood on the Presqu'ile in the 13th century, until it was
destroyed during the Revolution. The end of the 18th century was not a good time to be a monk ...