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Chapelle des Carmélites, Toulouse

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#7 of 11 in Historic Sites in Toulouse
Church Tourist Spot
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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  • It seems lie that fairly hidden somewhere in this little gem of art can be found. Something that you should not miss if you visit Toulouse. Some painted ceilings Recalling in some way to the Sistine Chapel, which has some similarities.
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  • Small chapel hidden in a small alley but the Interior is splendid and bright. Free access. The chapel hosts sometimes works of art. Like it or not but in any case the origin of the chapel frescoes are exceptional.
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  • A must if you visited the Pink City, this Chapel is beautiful l inside you will not be disappointed.
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  • interesting space. Visited during Rio loco festival, therefor there was a modern art exhibition in residence.
  • Worth a visit. The murals on the wall and the ceiling are so beautiful.
  • Its like a small Sistine Chapel!
  • Beautiful chapel
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  • a very nice chapel where you can see great shows
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Staying in the Saint Cyprien district on the west side of the Garonne River is a fabulous way to enjoy Toulouse. Consider a stay in one of the district’s historic hotels. Alternatively, you can take full advantage of the city’s nightlife with a stay in the Arnaud Bernard district, where bars and cafes line the streets.
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