The Midi-Pyrenees and Languedoc-Roussillon Travel Guide

The Midi-Pyrenees and Languedoc-Roussillon Sights

Ensemble Conventuel des Jacobins

  • 69 rue Pargaminières Map It
  • Toulouse
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/20/2016

Fodor's Review

An extraordinary structure built in the 1230s for the Dominicans (renamed Jacobins in 1216 for their Parisian base in Rue St-Jacques), this church is dominated by a single row of seven columns running the length of the nave. The easternmost column (on the far right) is one of the finest examples of palm-tree vaulting ever erected, the much-celebrated Palmier des Jacobins, a major masterpiece of Gothic art. Fanning out overhead, its 22 ribs support the entire apse. The original refectory site is used for temporary art exhibitions. The cloister is one of the city's aesthetic and acoustical gems, and in summer hosts piano and early music concerts.

Sight Information

Address:

69 rue Pargaminières, Toulouse, Occitania, 31000, France

Map It

Phone:

/05–61–22–23–82

Sight Details:

  • Church free, cloister €4
  • Closed Mon.

Published 10/20/2016

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