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Chapelle des Carmélites, Toulouse

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Admire the rare collection of sacred art at Chapelle des Carmélites, considered a masterpiece of the Pink City. King Louis XIII and his wife Anne of Austria laid the first stone of this chapel when it was built in 1667. See sculptures, paintings, and religious objects dating back more than eight centuries. Inspired by the Sistine Chapel, Jean-Pierre Rivals covered the roof and walls with 17th-century Baroque oil paintings depicting figures of the biblical virtues. Jean-Baptiste Despax, Jean-Pierre Rivals' successor, completed the chapel in the 18th century. Today the chapel serves as a coveted concert hall. The nave's vaulted ceiling features oak ribs, which create superior acoustics. Admission is free. A visit to Chapelle des Carmélites represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Toulouse trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • The chapel of the Carmelites, street of Périgord, remains the only witness to the former convent of the Carmelites in Toulouse. It contains a remarkable set of murals Jean-Pierre Rivalz and paintings of Jean-Baptiste Despax. It's certainly a wonderful place, where people stop with pleasure, to forget, for a moment, the daily hassle and escape in the decorations painted in this modest and nevertheless beautiful chapel. If she is indeed much more modest than the whole convent of the Jacobins, its access is free! If you do not you afford the very expensive cloister of the Jacobins, flip you on the Carmelites, you will not be disappointed... Of course, nothing prevents you, go ruin you near the Palm tree and then come to console you in this exceptional place. Leaving, a few dozen steps will lead you to Saint-Sernin...
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  • You won't believe the beauty of the ceilings here, and the location is second to none really. Work your visit in with other delights in the quarter and you'll have an excellent day. 
  • Is not a your great building and it will only take a small half an hour, but this Chapel is to see. This is a gem of the XVII th essential scl
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  • To visit, to see beautiful place. Other places around. Excellent for a ballad to walk into town.
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  • A place unknown to Toulouse and picturesque. Some times a year, arts events are scheduled, don't hesitate go worth the peek! Normally, the chapel has an undeniable charm and is open to the public, simply just push the door and seek to discover a Toulouse less iconic than the Capitole square.
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  • Magnificent chapel decorated with ceiling paintings and paintings on the walls.
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  • Beautiful chapel
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  • Beautiful this Chapel!
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