The Midi-Pyrenees and Languedoc-Roussillon

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  • 1. Basilique St-Sernin

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Toulouse's most famous landmark and the world's largest Romanesque church once belonged to a Benedictine abbey, built in the 11th century to...Read More

  • 2. Ancien Collège de Périgord

    Educational Institution

    The wooden gallerylike structure on the street side of the courtyard is the oldest remnant of a 14th-century residential college. ...Read More

  • 3. Capitole/Hôtel de Ville

    Government Building

    The 18th-century Capitole is home to the Hôtel de Ville and the city's highly regarded opera company; the reception rooms are open to the public...Read More

  • 4. Cathédrale St-Étienne

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The cathedral was erected in stages between the 13th and the 17th century, though the nave and choir languished unfinished because of a lack...Read More

  • 5. Chapelle des Carmélites

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    All that remains of the Carmelite convent that once stood here is its chapel, begun in 1622 by King Louis XIII and Anne of Austria. Look up...Read More

  • 6. Château d'Eau

    Museum/Gallery

    This 19th-century water tower at the far end of the Pont Neuf, originally used to store water and build water pressure, is now the oldest public...Read More

  • 7. Ensemble Conventuel des Jacobins

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    An extraordinary structure built in the 1230s for the Dominicans (renamed Jacobins in 1216 for their Parisian base in Rue St-Jacques), this...Read More

  • 8. Hôtel d'Arnault Brucelles

    House/Mansion/Villa

    One of the tallest and best of Toulouse's 49 towers can be found at this 16th-century mansion. ...Read More

  • 9. Hôtel d'Assézat

    Museum/Gallery

    The city’s most elegant mansion was built in 1555 by Toulouse's top Renaissance architect, Nicolas Bachelier. Notable for its arcades and ornately...Read More

  • 10. Hôtel d'Astorg et St-Germain

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This 16th-century mansion is notable for its lovely Romanesque wooden stairways and galleries and for its top-floor mirande, or wooden balcony. ...Read More

  • 11. Hôtel de Bernuy

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Now part of a school, this mansion, around the corner from the Ensemble Conventuel des Jacobins, was built for Jean de Bernuy in the 16th century...Read More

  • 12. Hôtel de Clary

    House/Mansion/Villa

    One of the finest mansions on Rue de la Dalbade is also known as the Hôtel de Pierre because of its unusually solid pierre (stone) construction...Read More

  • 13. Hôtel Delpech

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Look for the 17th-century biblical inscriptions carved in Latin in the stone under the windows. ...Read More

  • 14. Hôtel du Vieux Raisin

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Officially the Hôtel Beringuier Maynier, this building was dubbed the Vieux Raisin (Old Grape) after the early name of the street and even earlier...Read More

  • 15. Marché Victor Hugo

    Market/Bazaar

    This hangarlike indoor market, where you're sure to find the ingredients for almost any French recipe, is always a refreshing stop. Consider...Read More

  • 16. Musée des Augustins

    Museum/Gallery

    One of Europe's finest collections of Romanesque sculpture and religious paintings can be seen inside the sacristy, chapter house, and cloisters...Read More

  • 17. Musée du Vieux Toulouse

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum is worthwhile for the building itself as much as for its collection of Toulouse memorabilia, paintings, sculptures, and documents...Read More

  • 18. Musée Paul Dupuy

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum, dedicated to medieval applied arts, is housed in the Hôtel Pierre Besson, a 17th-century mansion. ...Read More

  • 19. Musée St-Raymond

    Museum/Gallery

    The city's archaeological museum, next to the Basilica of St-Sernin, has an extensive collection of imperial Roman busts, as well as ancient...Read More

  • 20. Notre-Dame de la Dalbade

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Originally called Sancta Maria de Ecclesia Alba in Langue d'Oc and Ste-Marie de l'Église Blanche in French ( alba and blanche both meaning...Read More

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