Couvent des Jacobins
Couvent des Jacobins
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  • SmallestHobo
    Croydon, United Kingdom45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cloisters same as Musee De Augustins
    I went to this before I went to Musee De Augustins and was suitably impressed. However Musee De Augustins is free to get in, is almost identical in terms of cloisters and has the added benefit of an art gallery. So yes please do visit if in the area but probably not worth paying for the cloisters if you have been or are going to Musee De Augustins.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Cruiser770530
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a Visit
    A quick note to echo other reviews saying how the convent is worth dropping by. The opera workshop exhibit was a fantastic and unexpected surprise. We also listened to two young women reenacting characters from the 100 Years War and telling that story.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Sfcocob
    San Francisco, California15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning moorish architecture in Toulouse!!!
    This site is simply amazing and absolutely not to be missed. This is a perfect mix of Christian and Moorish architecture. This is the first such site we have visited in France. Also would add that Toulouse, the pink city is simply beautiful. Not to be missed if in the area.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 21, 2023
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Cruiser770530
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A quick note to echo other reviews saying how the convent is worth dropping by. The opera workshop exhibit was a fantastic and unexpected surprise. We also listened to two young women reenacting characters from the 100 Years War and telling that story.
Written August 20, 2023
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Michael G
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
This is a refreshing break from wandering around a busy city. As soon as you enter through the main entrance, everything is suddenly very quiet & relaxed. Inside the main church itself you can ponder at the stained glass windows & gothic decor. There is a ticket office through the back where you can purchase a ticket to access the garden & the rest of the area. The garden is simply a large square in the middle. A great place to sit for a while or simply catch your breath. The museum exhibits are also quite interesting, mostly about early life & different empires. Overall, i'm not sure the covent is a must see but it's certainly worth a look
Written October 18, 2022
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George A
Phoenix, AZ229 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
The signage isn't great, but you enter the cloister via the chapel Sadly, the visitation includes just the cloisters and some signage about the old Friars. There is little else to see. It appears that all the rooms, including the chapel, have been gutted. In fairness, the architecture is quite impressive with the valuted ceilings, but I don't think that is worth the 4 euro entry fee by itself. I'd give this one a miss.
Written September 30, 2022
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Sfcocob
San Francisco, CA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This site is simply amazing and absolutely not to be missed. This is a perfect mix of Christian and Moorish architecture. This is the first such site we have visited in France. Also would add that Toulouse, the pink city is simply beautiful. Not to be missed if in the area.
Written October 21, 2023
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Rcdown78
Hobe Sound, FL334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This church, now largely serving as a museum, provides a valuable and impressive experience. From the extremely high walls, ceilings and windows (stunning stained glass) to the quiet of the cloister, the building stands as a testament to the growth of the Dominican Order in the area in and around Toulouse. Check out the spectacular "palm tree" column toward the front of the building as well. Finally, there is an altar containing the remains of the great Dominican theologian St Thomas Aquinas. There is seating and kneelers in front of his burial site, and this is the one area where the building still has a sense of faith and inspiration.
Written November 4, 2019
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Headmj
London, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The stained glass windows are beautiful. The pillars look like palm trees and the cloisters are amazing. Very tall, ornate red brick tower. Free on the first Sunday of every month otherwise entry is €4.
Written December 1, 2019
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kamakshi2015
Bengaluru, India1,842 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
This beautiful center and monastery is a witness to the compelling past of the faith . The Domenic of Osama founded the order of the preachers that bears the name of this order . The church is in the heart of the city . The awesome church and cloisters and the corridors will cast a spell of past on your mind and you realised the power of this place to take you back to the time. There is every reason to visit this place to have a peep into glorious past !
Written August 17, 2017
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Craig M
Porto, Portugal3,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
The Couvent de Jacobins is ‘a medieval monastery at the heart of the city’. This imposing Gothic structure was built in 1229 by the Dominican Order. It played a role in the creation of the first university in Toulouse and some of the first classes were held here.

The interior of the building is majestic, with huge pillars holding up the roof and creating a large open space. The largest of these pillars is known as the ‘palm tree’. It’s an impressive building and admission is free for the main section.

There is a fee for those who wish to visit the cloisters, refectory, chapterhouse and Saint Anthoninus Chapel.
Written August 3, 2017
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hmlaw
Hong Kong, China39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Solo
Must See. The palm tree structure is amazing. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Worth the visit and you can relax in the garden
Written September 6, 2015
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Gareth P
Exeter, UK44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
You have to pay to walk around the courtyard but its worth the 5 euros. Wasnt too touristy either and quite relaxing to walk around.
Written September 13, 2019
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