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Chapelle des Carmelites

Address: 1 Rue du Perigord, 31000 Toulouse, France
Phone Number: 05 34 44 92 05
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Ranked #25 of 42 Attractions in Toulouse
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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English first
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Carmelite Chapel is a small single chamber, but has interesting wall and ceiling decorations. It is a little difficult to locate this chapel, which is near to the Basilica, situated in Rue du Perigord. Look for the light blue door on the north side half way along the road. When we visited the chapel, there was an interesting art... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This ancient Chapelle has marvellously painted upper walls and ceiling. The hall itself is empty now but there is information available in English and entry is free. It's just off Rue de Taur so can be combined with visits to St Sernin and other places of interest in this area.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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275 reviews 275 reviews
184 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The convent was destroyed during the French Revolution, and only the chapel survived. The Municipal Library now occupies the place of the former Carmelite convent. The entire ceiling and walls of the chapel are covered with frescoes and this work is considered to be one of the masterpieces of 18th century Toulouse painting . Besides the paintings, the vaulted nave... More

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Egham, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It's worth a stop if you are around. It is a small rectangular room and has its walls covered with paintings, really nice ones.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We walked past here by chance as our guide book did not mention it. However, I was very pleased I'd popped in. The frescoes and sculpted ceiling in this otherwise empty church are, I think, eighteenth century but very attractive. It is very near the main Basilique St Sernin and offers a completely different experience. I think it is well... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Chapelle des Carmelites is all that remains of a convent destroyed after the French Revolution. The ceiling and walls are beautifully decorated with period art. The best view is of the ceiling. To take it in fully, if nobody is looking, lay down in the middle of the floor, look up, and take it all in. You won't be... More

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
55 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We really did not like this place at all. it is dreary and dark . I saw no joy or pleasure here and found ourselves speculating about living in a Carmelite order.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

i visited on my own with some french friends who made everything easy, so I enjoyed this review of the past in a city which I liked a lot and who maintains very much the spirit of the old France and of the South .... Don´t miss it!

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
59 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Beutiful paintings cover the ceiling and walls of this remaining part of a 17th century Carmelite convent. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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165 reviews 165 reviews
104 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

This chapel is small and covered floor to ceiling with religious paintings that are well preserved (though I think they're only 18th or 19th century). However, they set up modern art exhibits in the chapel that are really not my thing (videos of strange images with gloomy music). It's not particularly out of the way if you're coming from St-Sernin... More

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