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Eglise St-Nicolas, Toulouse

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Contact: +33 5 6142 8855
Open Hours: Mass: 2p & 6p Th
Named after Saint Nicolas, who protects sailors from shipwrecks, this church has, ironically, been flooded many times. The present edifice was completely rebuilt around 1300 following a simple, solid design. A city guide dating from 1850 tells us that the entrance—considered at the time 'in very bad taste'—was once surrounded by about twenty perfectly preserved dead bodies. It's the oldest building in the Saint-Cyprien area, and has an attractive octagonal bell tower. Today the entrance is quite damaged, and the only two statues still visible, depicting Saint Nicolas and Saint Cyprien, date from the 19th century. This little-used church is one of the city's best-kept secrets. Admission: free