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St. Etienne Cathedral Tips (13)

St. Etienne Cathedral

The last stop on our guided walking tour Atmosphères toulousaines was the St. Etienne Cathedral – St. Etienne being the French name for St. Stephen, the first martyr in Christian history.This...
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Nemorino
Mar 08, 2015

Cathédrale Saint Etienne - St-Stephen's Cathedral

The leaflet, in English, at the entrance explains:"The Cathedral of St-Stephen surprises and puzzles the visitor whether one looks at it from inside or from outside, since it is the result of a...
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breughel
Nov 24, 2013

St Etienne Cathedral Tapisseries - Tapestries

FOR TAPESTRY AMATEURS.During my visit of the basilica St Etienne I had been intrigued by the numerous tapestries hung above stalls because it is a less frequent element of decoration in a church than...
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breughel
Nov 24, 2013

The mixed up Cathedral

St Etienne (St Stephen) is the Cathedral of the City of Toulouse. It is odd looking for a reason. It is actually the merging of two unfinished churches. There was an earlier church standing on this...
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GentleSpirit
Oct 21, 2013

Home Grown Tapestries (5)

Toulouse was not a vigorous tapestry weaving center in the 16C, but at least one set from that time exists in the Cathedral (and another example is in the Angers Tapestry Museum (which we have seen...
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hquittner
Aug 15, 2009

17 C Beautification (4)

After the fire in 1609, the church spent its funds on wood sculpture : an organ case in 1614 and choir stalls by Pierre Monge, the glass of the apse in 1612 by Jean & Arnaud de Moles (glass...
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hquittner
Aug 15, 2009

See the 13-17C Stained Glass (3)

The oldest glass in the church is in the Rose Window inserted in the West Facade in the 13C, originally an imitation of the one in the Paris Cathedral (it has been modified in the 15C to accommodate...
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hquittner
Aug 15, 2009

The Interior (2)

The main features of St.-Etienne are the great single vaulting of the nave and its misalignment with the immense 5 bay Flamboyant Gothic choir. The retable behind the altar is 17C as are the...
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hquittner
Aug 15, 2009

The "Incomplete" Cathedral (1)

In 1080, while he was building St. Sernin, the Archbishop of Toulouse started on a Cathedral in which to hold Mass for his flock. St.-Etienne was built on the ruins of a previous church starting at...
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hquittner
Aug 15, 2009

Cathédrale Saint-Étienne

The Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Toulouse is a magnificent structure that looms large over what would otherwise be a comfortable bourgeois retail section of the city. In between stores and galleries,...
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mikey_e
Dec 21, 2008

St. Etienne Cathedral

This cathedral offers an unsymetrical aspect: it results from juxtaposition of succevely built churches.The uniqueness of the cathedral is that it presents two very distinct styles: a Roman part in...
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portgrl
Apr 17, 2005

The Saint-Etienne Cathedral...

The Saint-Etienne Cathedral This church is disconcerting in appearance. It was built over a number of centuries (11th to 17th) in an architectural combination of Languedoc and French Gothic. It is...
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Sep 08, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near St. Etienne Cathedral

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Musée des Augustins

The major art museum of Toulouse was founded during the French Revolution and is still located in the old Augustinian Convent, which was constructed beginning in the fourteenth century. By the...
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Briques roses - Pink bricks

If in combination with dressed stone as on the facade of the Capitole (photo n°1) or some private buildings (n°2) bricks in all their shades are pleasant to look at, there are public or religious...
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Musée des Antiques - St Raymond

I must admit that I'm not a huge fan of antiquities. I find ancient history fascinating, and love to visit museums that track the Greek colonization, Phoenician settlements, pre-Indo European...
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La Garonne

You’ll never guess what the lady in this sculpture (in the first photo) is supposed to represent. Joan of Arc? No, she’s not Joan of Arc, though the shaft she is holding in her right hand does look...
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Place du Capitole

I have known for a long time that the opera house in Toulouse is called the “Théâtre du Capitole”, but I didn’t realize (never having been there before) that the Opera and the City Hall were in the...
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Jacobins Church & Cloister

The Jacobean Church was begun in the 13th century by the Dominican Order of Preachers, which was founded in 1215 by Saint Dominique for the purpose of combating heresy. An unusual feature of this...
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Getting to St. Etienne Cathedral

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Place Saint Etienne

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  • Sunday 09:00 to 19:00
  • Monday 08:00 to 19:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 to 19:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 to 19:00
  • Thursday 08:00 to 19:00
  • Friday 08:00 to 19:00
  • Saturday 08:00 to 19:00

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