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Chapelle des Carmelites

1 Rue du Perigord, 31000 Toulouse, France
05 34 44 92 05
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Ranked #20 of 50 attractions in Toulouse
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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265 reviews 265 reviews
182 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
124 reviews 124 reviews
52 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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97 helpful votes 97 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
104 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Always bustling, always diffierent with markets and events taking place on different days. The modern frescoes are interesting.

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