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DiscoveryGrand MontaubanThe pinkest of pink towns

Grand Montauban


Its Occitan name means “mont blanc” whereas here, we only see pink!

In pink the famous Place Nationale where it is good … do nothing, in pink the tiles of the roofs of private mansions built with the accumulated fortunes of the pastel trade, pink the Saint-Jacques church, the old college, the old bridge which spans the Tarn which is in blue, as if to accentuate the contrast. Is it the pink that has rubbed off on the welcoming and warm character of the Montalbanais?

City of art and history, Montauban is one of the oldest and best preserved of the new medieval towns in the South-West, which nevertheless has plenty.

She saw the birth of the painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, the first feminist Olympe de Gouges, Etienne Roda Gil. The actor Roland Giraud and also Daniel Cohn-Bendit, both sons of refugees, have found asylum in Montauban because this city also has a heart.

We should never leave Montauban!

Lino Ventura - Les Tontons Flingueurs

From the city of Ingres

Reaching Montech and the Canal des Deux Mers by bike is possible from the Port Canal de Montauban , a veritable oasis of greenery in the heart of the city; 10 km of greenway cycling along the Montech Canal offer a bucolic getaway in the shade of the plane trees by crossing small brick bridges and allow you to discover part of the Grand Montauban territory.

Architecture, painting, sculpture … Montauban, City of Art and History

Montauban is classified City of Art and History. In addition to the architectural richness of the city, many artists have adorned the city and its museums with works. The most famous of them is Ingres, but the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle is not to be outdone. Master of Matisse, Maillol, Iché, Giacometti, he will gain international fame with his monumental sculptures such as the Herakles archer. Today, the city of Montauban pays homage to this genius sculptor by exhibiting in numerous squares and in various streets the major works of this artist.

To discover these 2 illustrious Montalbanians, the Ingres Bourdelle Museum , in the former episcopal palace, presents their major works as well as those of other artists such as Degas, Picasso, Cambon …

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Grand Montauban