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  • 1 Place Nationale Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Nationale F - 82000 Montauban

    The present-day arcades were built in the 17C to replace the wooden covered ways destroyed by two fires. With pointed or rounded arches, the arcades form a dual thoroughfare. A morning market adds a note of colour to the square which, although unifor..

  • 2 Ingres Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    19 r. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 82000 Montauban

    The museum is housed in the former bishops' palace (1664). The 1st floor is devoted to Ingres, born in Montauban in 1780, while the 2nd floor has an excellent collection of primitives and paintings from the 14C to the 18C. The ground floor displays w..

  • 3 Notre Dame Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    20 r. Soubirous Haut F - 82000 Montauban

    A classical building of vast proportions, it has an extremely deep chancel and, on the left side of the transept, the famous painting by Ingres, Le Voeu de Louis XIII. The façade has an imposing peristyle supporting the colossal statues of the four E..

  • 4 Old Bridge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pont Vieux F - 82000 Montauban

    This brick bridge was built in the early 14C by architects Étienne de Ferrières and Mathieu de Verdun. Its seven arches span the River Tarn for 205m. Like the Pont Valentré in Cahors from the same era, it was once fortified.

  • 5 Monument to the 1870 War Veterans

    Museums and art

    quai de Montmurat F - 82000 Montauban

    As in his works in the Ingres Museum and in the Dying Centaur, Bourdelle reveals the full power of his work in this monument.

  • 6 Hôtel Lefranc de Pompignan

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Cambon F - 82000 Montauban

    This residence boasts a fine brick doorway. In the courtyard of no 12, note the elegant wooden gallery supported by a stone colonnade.

  • 7 Place Léon-Bourjade

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Léon-Bourjade F - 82000 Montauban

    If you are tired, there is a café/restaurant in the square with a pleasant terrace offering an attractive view of the Old Bridge and the River Tarn.

  • 8 Ancienne Cour des Aides - Natural History Museum

    Museums and art

    2 pl. Antoine-Bourdelle F - 82000 Montauban

    This fine 17C building houses the Natural History Museum, which has a particularly rich ornithology collection with 4,000 birds, including exotic ones such as parrots, flycatchers and birds of paradise. Dioramas show four natural environments: a gard..

  • 9 Church of St James

    Religious buildings

    r. de la République F - 82000 Montauban

    This fortified church still bears the trace of cannonballs received during the 1632 siege. It became a cathedral in 1632 and kept this rank until 1739. The brick bell-tower, built on a square, machicolated tower, dates from the late 13C.

  • 10 Hôtel Mila de Cabarieu

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    24 r. des Carmes F - 82000 Montauban

    This building features an interesting architectural composition in its pink brick portico with depressed arches.

  • 11 Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 82000 Montauban

    One of the residences in this street, the Hôtel Sermet-Deymie (late 18C), has an attractive entrance framed by four Doric columns

  • 12 Place Franklin-Roosevelt

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Franklin-Roosevelt F - 82000 Montauban

    The partially covered Vieux palais passageway, next to the building decorated with caryatids, leads from the square and comes out at no 25 rue de la République, passing through the courtyards of two Renaissance-style houses.

  • 13 Natural History and Prehistory Museum

    Museums and art

    2 pl. Antoine-Bourdelle F - 82000 Montauban

    The museum houses particularly rich ornithology collections with 4 000 birds, including exotic birds such as parrots, flycatchers and birds of paradise. The paleontology section contains numerous vertebrae from the Tertiary Age.

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