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Montauban is a delightful example of a bastide town set out in a geometric pattern.  It is built entirely of the same pink brick used in Toulouse and boasts a charming 17th-18th-century main square (Place Nationale) surrounded by some great shopping.  Of noteworthy praise is the Musee Ingres which has a great collection of the artist's work (born in Montauban in 1780).    

In 1570 Montauban was known as a Protestant stronghold with Henri de Navarre reinforcing its fortifications.  However, in 1628 King Louis XIII ordered his men to besiege the town which ended Montauban's fate as the last bastion of Protestantism. 

Montauban makes a great base for the Aveyron gorges with its chestnut covered hills and many fortified towns and villages with Moissac an easy daytrip away.

What to See - Montauban Attractions

Chateau de Larrazet
SW of Montauban on D928, 82000
chateau with ornate Gothic fašade and fantastic interoir staircase
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jul-Aug | Tel: +33 (0)5 63 20 79 61

Chateau de Reynies
S on D21 towards Villemur-sur-Tarn, 82000
chateau overlooking the river Tarn once destroyed due to the family converting to Protestantism
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jul-Sep:daily except Wed | Tel: +33 (0)5 63 64 04 02

Moissac Navigation Plaisance
Quai Charles-de-Gaulle, Moissac 82200
barge trips on the Canal des Deux-Mers and on the Tarn river
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 63 04 48 28

La Tome du Ramier
Le Ramier,
a family-run dairy with cheesmaking demonstrations
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily by appointment | Tel: +33 (0)5 63 22 26 19

Jazz Ó Montauban
Montauban 82000
a jazz festival that attracts enthusiasts from afar
| Opening Times: 3rd week of July

7km west of Moissac, 82200
a typical village with panoramic view of Garonne Valley

Cathedrale Notre Dame de L'Assomption
Place Franklin Roosevelt, Montauban 82000
an 18th-century cathedral with clean, classical lines

Musee Moissagais
in abbey St-Pierre, Moissac 82200
an insight into the historical and cultural heritage of the region with local costumes
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily except Mon | Tel: +33 (0)5 63 04 03 08

Abbaye St-Pierre
Moissac 82200
a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 63 04 01 85

Musee Ingres
Palais Episcopal, Montauban 82000
works by the artist Ingres, Emile Bourdelle, Van Dyck & Courbet
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun and Jul-Aug:daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 63 22 12 91