Montauban Towns, Villages and Bastides in Montauban

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Province : Tarn & Garonne - Les grandes vallées fluviales

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    • Montauban is the largest city in Tarn-et-Garonne and has around 60,000 inhabitants. It is a very beautiful bastide, on a human scale and bright, where it is good to live and come on vacation. It is a dynamic city, which values its heritage and endeavors to make visitors, as well as inhabitants, discover all its cultural and historical riches. As such, it is labeled "City of Art and History". The activities are numerous, varied and festive throughout the year, things are happening in Montauban! A major tourist spot, an essential stopover during your stay in Tarn-et-Garonne, it is part of the "Grands Sites Midi Pyrénées". Stroll through its pink brick streets and alleys, with their warm and friendly atmosphere. Watered by the Tarn, Montauban enjoys a pretty canal port, which leads to the Canal de Montech, linking the river Tarn to the Canal des Deux-Mers (which itself links Bordeaux to the Canal du Midi in Toulouse!).

      Many buildings and monuments are worthy of interest in Montauban (which has 43 inventoried), in particular the many churches, reflecting various cults. The Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Cathedral, the highest point of the city commissioned by Louis XIV at the end of the 17th century, the Saint-Jacques-de-Montauban church, the Saint-Etienne church... Also discover the Temple of the Carmelites, the temple of the Faculty... There is also the Ingres museum, whose building was used to hide the Mona Lisa during the Second World War. The central square of the city is "La Place Nationale", with its sumptuous arcades. Pass the Old Bridge, which dates from the 14th century. Take advantage of your visit to the Tourist Office to discover the former Jesuit college.

      Nature lovers and families looking for a green odyssey for a picnic will find themselves at the Jardin des Plantes and its attractive arboretum. Around the center, eastern part of the city, is a magnificent Rose Garden with more than 12,000 specimens. The Parc du Treil extends over 13,000m2, you can walk there to discover the Tarn and its banks and observe the island of Pissote on the Tarn.

      For playful discoveries, the Victor Brun Natural History Museum presents collections of birds and mammals. The Montauban Toy Museum will delight children. The Paumadou Museum, or Mini Museum, will appeal to art lovers and all those who wish to enrich their knowledge of art.

      Montanban also offers a whole selection of concert halls and shows, look at the programs on the city's website.

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Montauban course

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Cycling Route of the Aveyron Valley

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Montauban

Address

9 Rue de l'Hôtel de ville, 82000 Montauban

Contacts

Phone : 05 63 22 12 00

GPS coordinates

44° 0'58.27"N, 1° 21'9.13"E

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