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Chapelle des Carmélites, Toulouse

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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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  • We would normally have missed this chapel as it is not on the main tourist trail. However, it was on the "to see" list from TripAdvisor and so we made our way towards the chapel. not exactly impressiv...  read more »
  • And having the chance to sing in premium does not hurt! A place to visit even if it is not easily accessible and that to protect the paintings
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  • Must to see in Toulouse, there's no so many places in Toulouse by which you get impressed, this Chapelle is exception. Beautiful paintings will take your breath away. 
  • Beautiful chapel
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  • Beautiful this Chapel!
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  • Very nice place with paintings on the ceiling
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