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!