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The Ancient College

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony in Montauban
  • Arrived in 1629 in the wake of Richelieu, the Jesuits acquired in 1676 a mansion on the north-eastern limit of the city, to install their college and their chapel (current Saint-Joseph church).

  • Modified and then enlarged several times, the building with its austere architecture is organized around two courtyards, which corresponded to gardens that have now disappeared.
    The building served as a cannon foundry during the Revolution, then became a college again until 1961.
    It now houses the Department of Cultural Development, the dance conservatory, the Tourist Office and the heritage center. Opened in 2008, this new space presents a historical, architectural and sensitive portrait...
    Modified and then enlarged several times, the building with its austere architecture is organized around two courtyards, which corresponded to gardens that have now disappeared.
    The building served as a cannon foundry during the Revolution, then became a college again until 1961.
    It now houses the Department of Cultural Development, the dance conservatory, the Tourist Office and the heritage center. Opened in 2008, this new space presents a historical, architectural and sensitive portrait of the city.

    Open :
    - Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed during sunday and public holidays.
    - school holidays: Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    The Old College hosts 30 cultural associations, and offers 4 rooms for hire www.montauban.com/culture-et-sports/culture/ancien-college