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Chapelle des Carmélites, Toulouse
(4.3/5 based on 80 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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  • The Carmelite chapel has been built in the first half of the seventeenth century. She belonged at the time of a convent, now defunct. Its architecture, typical of the southern Gothic, is simple, but what attracts attention is firstly its vault panelled with ribs and dangling key gilded wooden and the other paintings that cover all of the walls and the vault. It is a masterpiece of Toulouse painting of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Unfortunately, lighting failing from the inside of the chapel does not always have to take advantage of this incredible work from two different painters. The city of Toulouse could make an effort to highlight this jewel of the heritage of the city.
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  • This church is righ next to the biblioteque few steps from Capitol. It doesen't look anything special from the outside, but has a great paintings and is quite small and unique inside. 
  • Small chapel not easy to find but that should not miss. Interior richly decorated with altarpieces and ceiling entirely painted. 1st choice for the eyes. Denotes with the decorations of the various religious buildings of the city.
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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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