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Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées

Montauban, located in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Midi-Pyrénées region, is a town rich in history and culture. Founded in 1144, it captivates visitors with its exceptional architectural heritage. Stroll through the historic center and discover Place Nationale, a magnificent square surrounded by pink brick arcades typical of the Toulouse style. Don't miss the Ingres-Bourdelle Museum, dedi...See more

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The slopes of Léojac - PR4
2.3 km

The slopes of Léojac - PR4

Second route of our territory by length, this circuit offers a half-day ride. It crosses varied landscapes of plains and hills. THE TRAIL STEP BY STEP Departure and parking: rue du Clos Maury 1. Go down rue Clos Maury, turn right and take Chemin de Maury-Raffine for 420m. Continue to the left on Chemin de Maury-Raffine and continue through the undergrowth on Chemin de la Serre. Coming out of the undergrowth, continue straight until you reach a passable road. 2. Take this road to the right for 100m, then turning right, cross the orchards by the chemin de Rivayrol. At the road, turn right and descend for 150m. Turn left on Chemin des Fauchets and follow it to the end. 3. Turn right on the road, then after 40m, turn left on Chemin d'Albord. At the next intersection, turn left on chemin du Bord de l’Angle. At the next fork, turn right on the dirt road for 360m then turn left for 120m. 4. Turn right on chemin de Rastely. At the next “Stop” sign, continue straight for 270m. Turn left on a path that passes between orchards. 5. At the bottom of the hill, turn right. Continue this path for 1.4 km. Turn left at the road. At the "Give Way" sign, turn right. After 200m, turn left on Chemin du Ramiérou, continue for 500m. 6. Go up on the left between 2 fields by the Chemin de Cassagne. At the next road, turn left and continue for 700m. Turn right onto chemin des Coloumbayres. 7. At the "Give way" sign, turn right onto the D70. After 500m, turn left on Chemin des Farguettes. After 100m, turn right. At 8. Go down to the right and follow this path straight until you come out on a tarmac road. Turn right and continue for 420m to rue de Clos Maury PRACTICAL INFORMATION Distance: 12.1km Duration: 2h25 Elevation: 113-165m Difficulty: Medium TO SEE ON THE ROAD Farguettes church, orchards, panorama of the Aveyron hillsides

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Rue du Clos Maury 82000 Montauban
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The slopes of Ardus - PR1
5.7 km

The slopes of Ardus - PR1

From the Aveyron valley to the hillsides, this educational trail will lead you to discover a hilly countryside, where traditional cultures and natural spaces rich in orchids mingle. THE TRAIL STEP BY STEP Departure and parking: Ardus beach 1. Exit the car park by the main street of Ardus. Turn left at the second intersection, rue de l'école. 2. At the end of the street, turn left. After 30m, turn right up the Chemin de Lamothe-Vieille. Continue the climb in the undergrowth. After 300m, emerge between orchards and continue on this path for 215m. 3. Turn right and go up Chemin de Courty. It then descends to the Côte de Vialette. Go straight up to the next intersection. At the “Give way” sign, turn right towards Biscardel. After 365m, turn right on Chemin de Jarlande. 4. After 600m of walking on a plateau, the path descends. At the bottom of the path, cross the Côte de Vialette, going straight on the Chemin de Pech-Ségur. Continue along the chemin de Séménol, to the church of Ardus. 5. 30m after the church, turn left on the Pech Blanc road. At the "Stop" sign, turn right in the direction of Montauban. After 20m, turn left into Rue du Port. Continue to Aveyron and follow the river along the chemin du moulin. At the small car park, go down the stairs on the left which brings you back to the beach and the car park. PRACTICAL INFORMATION Distance: 4.7km Duration: 0h55 Elevation: 81-185m Difficulty: medium TO SEE NEARBY orchards

55 min
4.7 km
Plage du hameau d'ardus 82130 Lamothe-Capdeville
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Ingres Bourdelle Museum
2.3 km

Ingres Bourdelle Museum

The Ingres museum showcases two illustrious Montalbanese: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Antoine Bourdelle . This brick building, overlooking the river, is Ingres Bourdelle museum an emblematic place of Montauban. Practical information: health pass compulsory from 03.08.2021 Housed in the old episcopal palace, the Montauban museum was created in 1820. But it was in 1867, upon the death of Ingres, that the establishment took on its identity and its development: the museum then inherited all of the studio works of the famous Montalbanian painter and took the name of Ingres Museum. Enlarged, modernized, digitalized ... the museum is today spread over 2,700 m2 with new spaces, enhanced accessibility, a new museography, a sumptuous conservation cabinet housing Ingres ' drawings, an entire floor dedicated to the Bourdelle's work, magnificent rooms for temporary exhibitions, a tea room / boutique / bookshop ... The digital museum : In order to benefit from the reopening of the museum, a new visiting companion is proposed to you: an application which will allow you on the one hand to access practical information and to book your ticket in advance and on the other hand, enrich your visit with new content. Throughout the year, activities for young people are offered: game booklet, internships, museum holidays, my birthday at the Ingres Bourdelle museum, educational service workshops. "Chez Madeleine" - Bookshop, boutique, tea room : Located on the ground floor of the former episcopal palace, the tea room of the Ingres Bourdelle museum welcomes you throughout the day. In the heart of the tea room, a bookshop-boutique offers you books and objects that will allow you to bring back a memory of your visit to the Ingres Bourdelle museum. (Opening hours identical to those of the museum. Access possible without ticket.) The museum documentation center at 15 rue de ville de ville. This documentation center specializing in the collections of the Ingres Bourdelle museum offers catalogs of collections or exhibitions, French or foreign publications related to them, as well as works files, a photo library and access to the database. Consultation exclusively on site and by appointment. The Association of Friends of the Ingres Bourdelle Museum since its creation in 1924, has supported the promotion of our collections by publishing an annual bulletin, participating in museum acquisitions and offering monthly conferences on cultural themes related to current events in museums and exhibitions. www.amis-musee-ingres.fr OPENING TIME : - Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Closed every Monday, January 1, May 1, November 1 and December 25.

19 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville   82000 Montauban
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Saint-Orens Church of Villebourbon
719 m

Saint-Orens Church of Villebourbon

The records show that a church was built on the left bank of the Tarn around 1320. A few years later, the completion of the bridge connecting the two banks was to cause the development of this suburb. But the word of Saint-Orens, bishop of Auch in the fifth century, suggests a much older foundation, probably earlier than that of Montauban (1144). Several churches have succeeded each other since. One of them was swept away by the overflow of the Tarn of July 26, 1652, shortly after its construction. The current building, inaugurated in 1891, is (with the exception of the bell tower) the work of the diocesan architect Léopold Gardelle. He was closely inspired here, the first Gothic art, that of the thirteenth century, without falling into pastiche. One can only appreciate the breadth of this brick building, 75 m long, and the balance of its architectural volumes. He resisted the flood of 1930 which partly destroyed this district of Villebourbon. Paradoxically, the catastrophe allowed the completion of the church:thanks to the generosity of the Paris City Council towards the city, the bell tower could finally be built by the architect Germain Olivier. With its 65 m height, it is considered the highest in the department. The church houses an exceptional set of stained glass, art deco style, by master glassmaker André Rapp. With the stained glass above the main portal, Rapp celebrates the sacrifice of the young Montalban industrialist Adolphe Poult, during the catastrophic flood of March 2 to 4, 1930. A successful sportsman, he managed, on his frail canoe, to save the drowning hundreds of people. He ends up drowning himself, after all, after a day and a night of fighting. His name was given to the quai du Tarn located near the aglise.

Place Saint-Orens 82000 Montauban
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Heritage Centre
1.9 km

Heritage Centre

Located on the 1st floor of the former Jesuit college under the City and Country of Art and History label, the Heritage Center offers visitors the opportunity to discover the history and heritage of Montauban. Opened in 2008, the heritage center is located around the main courtyard of the former Jesuit college. It brings together in one place the administration of the heritage service, an educational space for young audiences, a documentary resource center and two large exhibition rooms. The permanent exhibition "Montauban, portrait of a city" tells the story of the city's destiny from its founding until today, around a relief map of the territory. Deposits of objects from the collections of the Ingres Bourdelle museum and the Montauban hospital center enrich this visit. A children's area also offers treasure hunts, memory games and dominoes for a fun discovery of Montauban. This set is completed by thematic temporary exhibitions. The heritage center coordinates all of Montauban's initiatives under the City of Art and History label and offers guided tours, exhibitions, conferences and activities all year round for Montalbanians, tourists and schoolchildren. All guided tours are led by tour guides from the heritage center. Approved by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, they give you all the keys to understanding the history of the city, its architecture and its heritage. Entrance to the exhibition spaces is free. Montauban, my elsewhere. Literary walk to listen to. The writer Mouloud Akkouche wrote a fictional text testifying to his wanderings and his outlook on our city. This text, which is the subject of a recording, is available for listening, to discover Montauban in the footsteps and in the words of the author. MP3 audio file for download at www.centredupatrimoine.com. MP3 player and headphones available on loan at the Heritage Center against delivery of an identity document.

CIAP Ancien Collège 2, rue du Collège 82000 Montauban
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Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption
2.1 km

Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption

Temporarily closed - In 1685, Louis XIV decided to build a gigantic cathedral to assert his power and mark the victory of the Catholic religion. Built at the highest point of the city and partly built in white stone, the cathedral symbolizes the all-powerful Catholic monarchy on the former rebel city ... The work of Catholic reconquest on the Protestant city culminated in 1692 with the laying of the first stone of Notre-Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of classical architecture. And to make room for it, we do not hesitate to remove whole blocks of houses, to split in two sections the street of Soubirous and to clear a vast forecourt on the Place des Nonnains (today Franklin Roosevelt) Consecrated in 1739, it is the work of three royal architects: François d'Orbay, Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Robert de Cotte. The classical facade bears the statues of the four evangelists, dominated by the king's arms inscribed on the pediment. The interior reveals a building with harmonious lines, enhanced by a delicate dome on pendants.The cathedral houses remarkable furniture: stalls (eighteenth), carved walnut organ (seventeenth) and a Napoleon III style baldachin. In the north arm of the transept is one of Ingres' major works, the Vow of Louis XIII (1824). The interior of the cathedral breaks strongly with the aesthetics of the Saint Jacques church: the high windows flood the nave with lights. The cathedral is home to exceptional furniture, including a 17th century walnut organ, a 18th century pulpit and a 19th century Napoleon III canopy. In 2010, a treasure is set up by the State in the great sacristy, opened during some visits proposed by the Heritage Center. OPENING HOURS indicative : Monday to Saturday from 8h to 19h and Sunday from 10h to 19h (Sunday religious office at 11am)

Place Franklin Roosevelt   82000 Montauban
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The Saint-Jacques church
2.2 km

The Saint-Jacques church

Along with the Old Bridge, it is the only medieval vestige of the city ... Following complete repair work on the roof of the nave, the Saint-Jacques church, an emblematic monument of the city's built heritage, is closed to the public. ********************************************** This church has its origins from the founding of Montauban. Its presence is attested in 1147 by a donation made by the knight Pierre de Penne to the abbey of Saint-Théodard: three houses located "near the Saint Jacques church". No testimony remains of the first church, it being rebuilt in the following century by the great Montalbanese families, in expiation of their sympathies for the Cathars.An exemplary monument of southern Gothic architecture , it has a vast single vaulted nave on a cross ribs, narrow windows, a polygonal apse and a Toulouse-style bell tower. Transformed into a watchtower (bell tower), saltpeter manufacturing workshop (nave) and fort (choir) during the Wars of Religion, the Saint-Jacques church still bears traces of cannonballs from the siege of 1621 on the facade.After the Catholic reconquest (1629), Richelieu ordered the identical reconstruction of the church.Once a cathedral (1629-1739), it was provided in the 18th century with new side portals and a gallery. Its facade received in the 19th century a neo-Romanesque decoration, while the nave and the choir were adorned with wall decorations. BUSINESS HOURS : In summer, Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. In winter, Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Religious services on Sunday at 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m.)

Place Victor Hugo 82000 Montauban
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Ingres Bourdelle Museum
2.3 km

Ingres Bourdelle Museum

The Ingres museum showcases two illustrious Montalbanese: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Antoine Bourdelle . This brick building, overlooking the river, is Ingres Bourdelle museum an emblematic place of Montauban. Practical information: health pass compulsory from 03.08.2021 Housed in the old episcopal palace, the Montauban museum was created in 1820. But it was in 1867, upon the death of Ingres, that the establishment took on its identity and its development: the museum then inherited all of the studio works of the famous Montalbanian painter and took the name of Ingres Museum. Enlarged, modernized, digitalized ... the museum is today spread over 2,700 m2 with new spaces, enhanced accessibility, a new museography, a sumptuous conservation cabinet housing Ingres ' drawings, an entire floor dedicated to the Bourdelle's work, magnificent rooms for temporary exhibitions, a tea room / boutique / bookshop ... The digital museum : In order to benefit from the reopening of the museum, a new visiting companion is proposed to you: an application which will allow you on the one hand to access practical information and to book your ticket in advance and on the other hand, enrich your visit with new content. Throughout the year, activities for young people are offered: game booklet, internships, museum holidays, my birthday at the Ingres Bourdelle museum, educational service workshops. "Chez Madeleine" - Bookshop, boutique, tea room : Located on the ground floor of the former episcopal palace, the tea room of the Ingres Bourdelle museum welcomes you throughout the day. In the heart of the tea room, a bookshop-boutique offers you books and objects that will allow you to bring back a memory of your visit to the Ingres Bourdelle museum. (Opening hours identical to those of the museum. Access possible without ticket.) The museum documentation center at 15 rue de ville de ville. This documentation center specializing in the collections of the Ingres Bourdelle museum offers catalogs of collections or exhibitions, French or foreign publications related to them, as well as works files, a photo library and access to the database. Consultation exclusively on site and by appointment. The Association of Friends of the Ingres Bourdelle Museum since its creation in 1924, has supported the promotion of our collections by publishing an annual bulletin, participating in museum acquisitions and offering monthly conferences on cultural themes related to current events in museums and exhibitions. www.amis-musee-ingres.fr OPENING TIME : - Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Closed every Monday, January 1, May 1, November 1 and December 25.

19 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville   82000 Montauban
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Garden "Jardin des Plantes"
2.3 km

Garden "Jardin des Plantes"

This arboretum covers an area of ​​3 hectares on both sides of Tescou. It presents some remarkable specimens of plants (Giant sequoia, Tulip tree, Chinese Cephalotaxus ...) most of them planted during the creation of the garden and the sculptures. Protestant stronghold, Montauban was surrounded by ramparts. The fortifications were destroyed in the 18th century and for a long time the upper bank of the Tescou, which went from the Porte des Carmes to the Moustier, remained an abrupt and bushy slope. The development of the ravine began around 1835, but It was not until 1849 that a solid retaining wall allowed the creation of a vast promenade: the Plateau. At the same time, the Society of Horticulture and Acclimatization of Tarn-et-Garonne organized a first botanical exhibition on this promenade. In 1857, with the help of the municipality, 2 hectares of land were purchased and one of the best landscape architects in Paris, Mr. Le Breton, came to draw the plan of the Jardin des Plantes. On June 16, 1861, Marshal Niel, commander of the 6th Army Corps, and Mr. Prax Paris, Mayor of Montauban, inaugurate this garden in which the Montalbanais still stroll. For the record: when Montauban is the land of the Indians ... In 1827, American Indians from the Osage tribe arrived in France to plead the cause of their people. Left to their own devices and after months of wandering, three of them reach Montauban, where Bishop Dubourg welcomes them. They will return to their country thanks to the generosity of the Montalbanais. In September 1989, the Oklaoma-Occitania association resumed contact with the tribe which accepted the cultural exchange project. This is how the town of Montauban gives the Osage and Cherokee tribes a piece of land in the Jardin des Plantes. A giant sequoia is planted there symbolizing America. The Jardin des Plantes in augmented reality: It has become the first public theme park in the world using augmented reality technology. Thanks to the "Magic Xperience" application (previously downloaded for free), discover mysterious totems to discover Montalbanese celebrities, enchanted characters and wild animals.

Allées Consul Dupuy 82000 Montauban
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