© Photographe | DOMINIQUE VIET


in Bourdelle's footsteps
More than 40 statues are scattered in the streets of the city, we invite you to discover them!

To see

Strolling through Montauban is an exceptional opportunity to discover the work of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle outside the walls and museums.

Birthplace of this artist “scout of modernity”, Montauban offers your gaze downtown ten of his bronze works.


sur les allées

On the occasion of the redevelopment of the alleys of the Emperor and Mortarieu, new works of contemporary art paying homage to the figure of Bourdelle have taken place on this beautiful promenade.

Departing from the Esplanade des Fontaines, discover the Cleopatra by Flavio de Faveri, go up towards the Wave by Patrick Berthaud, a tribute to Camille Claudel whom Bourdelle rubbed shoulders with in Rodin’s studio.

Further on, near the kiosk, admire the monumental spiers of Emilie Prouchet Dalla Costa, which seem to have been shot by the Herakles archer emerging from the ground by Corinne Chauvet, installed on the belvedere overlooking the Jardin des Plantes.

Napoleon sculpture

New sculpture “Napoleon” by sculptor Emmanuel Michel, located rue Bessières, next to the sculpture by Jeanbon Saint-André. This sculpture celebrates the bicentenary of Napoleon’s death but also his contribution to the creation of the Tarn-et-Garonne department. Indeed, it is thanks to the role played by Napoleon in the creation of the department of Tarn-et-Garonne by the senatus-consulte of November 4, 1808, that our department came into being.

Moreover, according to legend, if you look closely at the boundaries of the department, you will see that they represent a fist placed on the map of France, that of Napoleon in this case.