Category Archives: Around Toulouse

Churches of Toulouse Pt 7

This post isn’t just any church post, this post will cover the Cathedral of Toulouse, St Etienne. The cathedral is one of the most architecturally interesting buildings in Toulouse, as it is actually two incomplete churches joined together. Don’t ask … Continue reading

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Churches of Toulouse Pt 6

It’s no secret that I like visiting and photographing old churches. One of my great pleasures here in Toulouse has been wandering around, spying a church, and ducking inside only to be met with awe-inspiring architecture and beautiful pieces of art. However there are … Continue reading

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Toulouse’s Roman Past

Ok I’ve been very Paris-centric lately and although I still have hundreds of pictures to show from Paris, I’d like to return to posting about Toulouse. Today I visited Museum Saint Raymond, which covers the history of Toulouse. Or more … Continue reading

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The Best Discovery Yet

Before I tell you what I have discovered that has made me so happy, I need to give a bit of background. My favorite food is Mexican food, and in the US I eat it quite frequently. Ok, that’s out … Continue reading

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L’hôtel de Pierre

I stumbled across the Hotel de Pierre quite by accident during my wanderings around Carmes. The facade was so stunning I had to do some research on this building. Here are some quick facts I learned: The official name is L’hôtel … Continue reading

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Churches of Toulouse Pt 5

After all of the overwhelming amount of activity the past few days, I’d like to have the peace and tranquility of a Medieval church. To continue highlighting the different churches of Toulouse, this post will focus on the most recent … Continue reading

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Doorways of Les Carmes

As I mentioned in my last post, not only am I constantly in raptures over the windows of Toulouse, but now also the doorways. The doors of Carmes are to thank for that. Their unique colors and details repeatedly stopped … Continue reading

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Wandering through Les Carmes

As I’m in the last half of my stay in Toulouse I’m starting to get that rushed feeling – “There’s so many things I haven’t seen! I have to cover every inch of the city in the next 6 weeks!” … Continue reading

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Shots around Toulouse

There’s nothing like seeing a sight that catches your eye for the first time. There is a peculiar pleasure in riding out into the unknown. A pleasure which no second journey on the same trail ever affords. – Edith Durham

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The Suburbs Theory

Believe it or not, not all French people live in country chateaus or tiny (but charming!) garrets in Paris. Just like in the US, a large portion of the population lives in the suburbs. During my stay, I’m living in a suburb … Continue reading

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