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Carmelite Convent

between nature and music
An interlude of serenity, in the corridors of time.

A little history

At the rear of the building, step through the gateway set between two columns. The cloister reveals a landscaped garden, in the heart of which blossoms the hues and scents of fruit trees, vegetable plants, medicinal herbs, condiments and flowers of various essences…

Discovering the Garden of Simples

Walk under the vaulted galleries on arched crossbars, which gracefully wrap around the garden’s perimeter. Let yourself be transported into the meanderings of the past, as you read the religious maxims inscribed on the walls. Precious vestiges, of the time when the sisters of Notre-Dame-de-Charité-du-Refuge had founded here, an establishment for young girls (1841).

Did you know that?

During the 13th century, Montauban was girded by a network of convents that gained the new city, then in full expansion.

In 1280, the Carmes built a first convent at the confluence of the Tarn and Tescou rivers. Destroyed by the Protestants in the 16th century, the convent was rebuilt and completed in 1717. The main entrance is located at the corner of Impasse des Carmes and Grand-Rue Sapiac.