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The Couvent des Jacobins, a medieval jewel in the heart of the city, was built in the 18th and 19th centuries by the Dominican Order. It was built in a context of struggle against heresies. Located in the heart of Toulouse, this magnificent monument is an exceptional testimony to southern Gothic architecture. Austere and massive on the outside, the church surprises with the lightness of its vaults supported by the famous "palm tree" 28 m high. Its admirable double nave, unique in its kind, is admirably sublimated by the play of lights and colors: the reflections of its stained-glass windows blend poetically with the murals. By continuing his walk, the visitor discovers the cloister and its 160 marble columns with sculpted capitals. This place of meditation, a true haven of peace, serves the refectory, the chapter house and the Saint-Antonin chapel. Exhibitions, concerts, tavern, unusual visits, EXTRAordinary conferences, contemporary art and ephemeral coffee ... each year, the Couvent des Jacobins is the setting for a cultural season as exciting as it is alive.

© Alexandre Ollier for the Couvent des Jacobins

Place des Jacobins

Toulouse, France

Artistic movements

Gothic Art · Religious Art