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Chapelle des Carmélites, Toulouse

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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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  • I visit La Chapelle des Carmelites for curiosity, I have studied this place when I was at school and I have to say it was really nice finally saw this place  more »
  • Very easy to reach on foot. It's free. The chapel is host to beautiful paintings that date from the XVIII century. Take the time to visit if you're passing by.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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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!
  • a very nice chapel where you can see great shows
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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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