Toulouse was such a whirlwind stay and there was so much to see. I can only post a smattering of the places we visited while there, because if I showed you all, it would end up being a book instead of a blog posting.
Our two day stay was at a beautiful B&B called Les Loges de saint-Sernin owned and run by Sylviane Tatin. The decor, ambiance, and food was exquisite. Madame Sylviane was helpful in all areas of need. She is also a quilter and was kind enough to show me her own home with her displayed quilts. I am impressed! But for now, on to the sights of Toulouse… with a little bit of background first. Toulouse is one of the World Heritage sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela and also has the oldest church in France, the Basilica of St. Sernin. Another find while walking was the chapelle des Carmélites, a Carmelite chapel dating back to 1622. The frescoes inside were astounding. Even though the Basilica was older, there was more restoration in progress on the chapel than the Basilica. Another place we happened upon was the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Toulouse – chapelle Ste Germaine. Etienne cathedral was indeed impressive. Aside from all the cathdrals, while moseying along we happened upon a breast cancer marathon. Many women in pink and also some hilariously dressed in drag men who were supporting women as well. So, on with the photos… enjoy!