Church of Les Jacobins

Church of Les Jacobins, Toulouse

Church of Les Jacobins
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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GlobeTrip78
Cambrils, Spain1,225 contributions
Impressive bulding
Aug 2020 • Couples
You can go cycling or walking. It's in the city center. The building is enormous. The architecture is awesome.
Written August 23, 2020
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA18,051 contributions
Large red brick building with magnificent palm tree columns.
Oct 2019
While on our Free walking tour of Toulouse, we pasted by the Church of Les Jacobins, burial place of Catholic saint, Thomas Aquinas.
It is about a 10 minutes’ walk from the Capitole square, and is a pretty impressive 13th century Romanesque red brick building.
Our guide told us about the huge palm tree columns supporting the main nave's ceiling and the beautiful stained-glass windows that seem to rise to the heavens.
Under the church’s altar in a casket are the bones of the saint, and close by a gift shop selling religious trinkets. It is free to enter the church but if you wish to see the
crypts there is a small fee.

TIP: If you have time, do visit the cloister with its gardens, hedged walkways, ancient cypress trees, and chapel.
Written July 11, 2020
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Gerry
Loon op Zand, The Netherlands2,133 contributions
Impressive
Jul 2020 • Couples
A very impressive place, especially once you are inside and on the courtyard. The first weekend of July and August, they even have a small Cafe there. Take your time to go around and absorb the amazing views.
Written July 8, 2020
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Need To See It All
Perth, Australia956 contributions
Impressive and historic
Aug 2019
A very impressive church, well lit with a variety of colours, and a very nice cloister. It was fairly busy when we went but nevertheless a good experience. It was a nice walk through the pedestrian only town to get to the Church.
Written April 21, 2020
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Jose H
1,152 contributions
A special place
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is an important place to go in Toulouse! The cloister is beautiful. There is a part that is hard to get to that is associated with the high school next door! I think it is called l’hôtel de Betnay!We slipped in when the students were returning
Written February 16, 2020
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David J
Jersey, UK267 contributions
“ light and spirituality “
Feb 2020 • Couples
Impressive modern stained glass , elegant “ palm tree “ columns , deck chairs to appreciate your surroundings whilst you listen to a commentary , a well maintained medieval cloister , the tomb of the medieval theologian St Thomas Acquinas , and a good gift shop - well worth a visit .
Written February 3, 2020
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Jacob Wardamse
Dublin, Ireland65 contributions
A lovely and very unusual church and cloister
Jun 2019 • Couples
Very high vaults, and long body of the church, and it's unusual that it has only two aisles instead of the typical three.
It's free to enter the church itself, and it's well worth it of you're in the area, but you're not allowed with drinks- we had a take away coffee with us, but the security guy was so nice to propose to keep it under his desk for us when we'll be back.
Not too many people decided to proceed on to the paid cloister area, so inside there was a peculiar silence and calmness, almost as if the monks were still there. Paying the entrance fee to the cloister you will see the early medieval wall engravings and frescoes as well as two or three monastery rooms surrounding the cloister.
Written January 18, 2020
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Kathryn H
Sonoma, CA428 contributions
Beautiful church with a rich history
Nov 2019 • Solo
I visited this historic ( it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the body of St. Thomas Aquinas has been there since 1369) and beautiful church during a Sunday mass. This is an active church with a dedicated congregation. I, along with other visitors, were quiet and respectful of the mass. It was acceptable to very quietly walk the inside perimeter and to unobtrusively take photos (make sure your camera or smart phone is set so that the “click” is silent - the clicking sound when a photo is taken is disruptive).

It is difficult to describe the beauty and serenity of this space - the arches, windows, altars, parishioners, and stonework of the structure itself. This is a must-see place.
Written December 5, 2019
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Whynot?
2 contributions
Heaven...
May 2019
Admiring the columns, straining one's neck to look up at the transepts, talking to the gargoyles in the Cloister: beauty incarnate.
Written November 21, 2019
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scorneaux
Beauvechain, Belgium78 contributions
place to see enormous
Oct 2019
need to stop to see this great interior, immense plenty of color the morning, sun go through the tained glass
Written November 2, 2019
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