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. Plan your Chapelle des Carmélites visit and explore what else you can see and do in Toulouse using our Toulouse trip app .
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  • October 3, 2017
    Discovered by chance, entry into this Chapel causing a shock by the beauty of the proportions, of the quality of the light, beautiful paintings, the air Vault.
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  • September 22, 2017
    The Chapel is located in a quiet alley, out of sight. By entering, you feel calm and the peace of the place. Interior paintings are very beautiful. The outside is nice also
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  • September 12, 2017
    If you're in the area pop in as it is not much from the street but has beautiful paintings throughout. They have changed this up to not be a chapel any longer but still worth a look.  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    interesting space. Visited during Rio loco festival, therefor there was a modern art exhibition in residence.
  • January 3, 2017
    Worth a visit. The murals on the wall and the ceiling are so beautiful.
  • May 23, 2017
    Its like a small Sistine Chapel!
  • September 8, 2017
    Charming Chapel open free to the public for calm and relaxation. Coffee was laid out in the courtyard, and tables and chairs were installed in a courtyard which adjoins the beautiful heritage library. To discover.
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  • October 6, 2017
    A real pleasure to rediscover this Chapel of the Carmelites and especially by the narration of the guide that takes deep you into the meanders of history, a treat!
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