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The Foucault course

Park and meeting place of the Montalbanais
Take the main alley of the park and admire the treasure that points to the sky. The imposing monument to the dead sculpted by Antoine Bourdelle sits at the end of the alley. The skyward columns provide a prime spot for photography enthusiasts, who are inspired by the master’s work for innovative skyward-looking shots.

A little history

The intendant Nicolas Joseph Foucault created in 1679, the first public promenade on the site of the current course. This promenade first had a dual purpose: to hold back the land that was collapsing along the Tarn and to provide the Montalbanais with a pleasure space.

The course then extends over 5 hectares and quickly becomes a place frequented by the elegant society of the city, which liked to appear and walk there…

This quiet park on the banks of the Tarn also invites you to flânerie : Take a seat in the shade, for a picnic with your family punctuated by joyful moments near the playground or a little further, in the direction of the Albarèdes, discover a place conducive to bowlers , ideal for lovers of pétanque !

Did you know that?

The Cours Foucault is a home to major cultural and sporting events but also a meeting place, dear to the people of Montalban.

You can find there the marathon, a not-to-be-missed event attracting many athletes from all over France or the festivities of the 400 coups, the city’s funfair which takes place every year, the 2nd weekend of September.