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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

About the author Along the Way: life begins at home yet our door is forever open to adventure, new places and new people. Welcome to our travels around the world.

This blog is really about us, my husband Rick and I and our travels. We are retired with grown children and two granddaughters. We travel...exhilarating in new experiences and places and all that each day holds. We believe that life begins to fade once we fail to live into it anymore. So come along the way with us and enjoy the journey too!

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2 Comments

  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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  2. brenda robertson July 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    the lamb looks wonderful !!!

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