Church of Les Jacobins, Toulouse

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Housed in an entirely brick building built in the 13th century, Church of Les Jacobins has a massive, even austere exterior that contrasts with its extraordinarily light-filled interior. Inside the palm, 22 ribs support the choir of this Southern Gothic church. The cloister, sanctuary, chapter house, and chapel contain original relics of St. Thomas Aquinas, in all their restored glory. The cloister hosts cultural events such as festivals and concerts, and you’ll find temporary exhibitions in the former convent refectory. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Church of Les Jacobins by using our Toulouse online day trip planner.
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  • Its quite nice the cloisters and the inside of this so huge Church..I like the feeling of it, and even if it has almost no decoration its very nice its emptiness. 
    Its quite nice the cloisters and the inside of this so huge Church..I like the feeling of it, and even if it has almost no decoration its very nice its emptiness.  more »
  • This is well worth a visit in Toulouse. The church is very interesting and the exhiits are easy to see and well laid out. There is active restoration of some of the areas and onoging upkeep. The... 
    This is well worth a visit in Toulouse. The church is very interesting and the exhiits are easy to see and well laid out. There is active restoration of some of the areas and onoging upkeep. The...  more »
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  • A hidden gem that's worth a visit if you're in the area. Entrance is free. It is a church and Dominican monastery built in 1229 and is now the mother church of the Dominican order. One of the slender columns holding up the roof of the church is known as the “Palm Tree”, supporting 22 ribs of the vaulted roof, an impressive architectural feat at the time. St. Thomas Aquinas is buried beneath the church altar. Other than that, there is not much else.
  • A deeply moving experience. After reading much of the writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas, I was delighted to see his reliquary in the main altar of the church. The apse of the church is a glorious rainbow of colors bathing the main altar. Be sure to visit the cloister adjoining the church. A very beautiful and peaceful setting. You can imagine the monks walking through in deep contemplation.

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