Toulouse, France

Cathedral Etienne
Cathedral Etienne
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!

Streets of Toulouse
Streets of Toulouse

Canal du Midi
Canal du Midi
Cathedral St. Etienne
Cathedral St. Etienne
Stained glass ceiling
Stained glass ceiling
Bank of confessionals
Bank of confessionals

Side chapel of St. Etienne
Side chapel of St. Etienne
Take my picture, please
Take my picture, please

One of the city parks
One of the city parks
Carmelite Chapel
Carmelite Chapel

Carmelite chapel ceiling fresco
Carmelite chapel ceiling fresco
Frescoes
Frescoes
Repairs on the chapel bell taking place
Repairs on the chapel bell taking place
Another relic
Another relic

Streets of Toulouse
Streets of Toulouse
Dinner in Toulouse: pork ribs and baked potato
Dinner in Toulouse: pork ribs and baked potato

Broiled lamb /w dauphine potato
Broiled lamb /w dauphine potato

2 thoughts on “Toulouse, France

  1. great fun traveling this adventure with you! awesome sights along your walk and you find the most enticing places to revitalise! the collection of quilting would have made an serendipitous delight!! your descriptions and photos are wonderful fun! thanks for taking us along!! XX

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