Tag Archives: Churches

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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Saint Sulpice

I have so many pictures piling up it’s hard to know what to post next, but at Vlad’s request I will be highlighting a beautiful church in Paris called Saint Sulpice. You may recognize the church from The Da Vinci … Continue reading

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A Page in The Great Book of Humanity

While riding the train to Paris Friday night, I was reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo when I read a passage that I found so thought provoking I had to share it. Hugo is discussing architecture, in … 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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The Capital of the World

In case you weren’t aware, I’m here to inform you that THE capital of the world is a town in France called Castres. At least that’s what Vlad’s dad Michel always says, who is in fact from Castres. (Go figure.) … Continue reading

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Churches of Toulouse Pt 4

In my first Churches of Toulouse post, I covered the St Sernin Basilica. In the post, I recount the story of how Toulouse’s first bishop, St Sernin, was killed by the pagan population by being dragged through the streets by … Continue reading

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Churches of Toulouse Pt 3

The other day on the way to the Jardin des Plantes of Toulouse, my mom and I ran into Église Saint-Exupère. What first caught our eye was its touching monument to the parishioners who died in WW1. Every church in France … Continue reading

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Paris – Round 2

Every time I go to Paris it is cold, windy, rainy and gray (or grey, for the occasional Brit who drops by). Nothing could be more miserable. And yet I keep going back for more. We thought we could outwit … Continue reading

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Churches of Toulouse Pt 2

My favorite church that I have visited so far in Toulouse is Saint Pierre des Chartreux. Its beauty and elegance was a complete surprise. The church building is surrounded by other buildings, so from the street all you see is literally … Continue reading

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