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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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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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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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Gardens of Toulouse

I’m afraid that we have seen the last of sunny, warm days here in Toulouse. So in homage to the last of my days wandering around a garden in the sun, here are pictures of a beautiful succession of gardens on the … Continue reading

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