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“An interesting building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Church of Les Jacobins

Church of Les Jacobins
69 rue Pargaminieres, 31000 Toulouse, France (Jacobins)
05 61 22 21 92
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Ranked #4 of 102 things to do in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hampshire, UK
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“An interesting building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Another worthwhile religious site to visit in this lovely city.
The large mirror around the far end pillar gives you extraordinary reflected views.

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“Superb stained glass.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

With the sun shining on the south side wonderful colours on the north wall, north side deep shades of blue.
Architecturally interesting with the column designs, great gothic building unusually in brick.
Currently undergoing restoration but still worth a visit

Visited October 2013
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“Not sure why you would pay the entrance fee to the cloister”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The Church is amazing and you definitely should go there and see the unusual pillar construction. Entrance to the church is free, but to get in the cloister you pay 4 euro each. I am all for supporting the institution, but if you are budget conscious, skip the cloister - there is nothing that is (apparently) of extra special interest in there, aside from a bathroom. If you've seen the cloister at the Musee Des Augustins then there's not too much more to see here.

Visited October 2013
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Amazing architecture, with a huge circular mirror so you can view the ceiling looking down instead of up!

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“Breathtaking architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Although surrounded by unprepossessing maintenance works, the church was still open and takes your breath away when you enter. The massive columns, unusually down the middle of the nave, branch out into 'palm-tree' arches on the roof.

There's not much else to see in the church (unless you pay extra for the cloisters) but make sure you go to the end pillar to look into a mirror around the base so that you can see the 'fronds' above in more detail without cricking your neck!

For those of a mathematical bent, the lycee (college) opposite was the home of Pierre Fermat (of 'Fermat's Last Theorem' fame), and you can find his statue in the Musee d'Augustins about a quarter of a mile away.

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