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Church of Les Jacobins
Ranked #3 of 148 things to do in Toulouse
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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152 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2012

The great height of the ceilings with lovely stained glass windows inside are surpassed by the beautiful building itself.

Visited September 2012
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is a light and airy place with sunlight streaming through the beautiful stained glass windows making coloured patterns on the tall columns that seemed to be reaching for the sky. What a wonderful example of Romanesque architecture!! The vaulting supporting the ceiling seems far too delicate to support the roof. As you come into the doorway, turn right and head to the column at the far end. All around its base is a mirror that enables you to see the ceiling without getting a crick in the neck!! The cloisters are worth visiting, but there is a small entrance fee. Entry to the church itself is free.
Don't miss this place if you are in Toulouse!!

Visited September 2012
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Oconomowoc, WI
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226 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“One huge surprise!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Wandering around Toulouse, we came upon this church and went inside. It was mostly empty, just a small altar and a few pews in one spot, but the windows were spectacular.

Similar to St. Chapelle in Paris, the stained glass windows were tall & thin & next to each other. The arched ceiling soared to a height of a 5-6 story building.

As we walked along in the cavernous room we could see a round, skirted, mirror-topped table at one end. Curious, we strolled over---are they putting up an exposition, what was this huge empty table for?

As we got closer we could see small tented signs around on the mirror top that said "Don't Touch." Don't touch what??? There was nothing on this approx. 12 ft. in diameter table top.

I walked to the edge, looked down, and BOOM! My heart stopped, my stomach flipped, and I grabbed on to my husband. You see, I am not very good with heights and looking down into this mirror was like looking into the abyss. It's hard to describe, but it reflected up to the 5-6 story arched ceiling of the room. It was like standing on the edge of a high place with no railing, looking down to infinity---YIKES!! We stood and watched many people walk up to the table, look down, and jump back.

The windows were outstanding, but that mirrored table was worth going to this site for that only.

Visited September 2012
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“Lovely place”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Wonderful place to see in Toulouse, if you're wandering around down town impossible to miss.
There was a small garden and inside was a lovely concert when i visited there.

Visited September 2012
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Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“soaring columns and beautiful windows!”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Worth searching out and seeing the gorgeous main body of the church. Some of the best stained glass we saw in Toulouse. The cloisters are peaceful and lovely but you have to pay to see them. Unfortunately the grand refectoire was closed for construction while we were there.

Visited August 2012
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