Historic site and monument ,  Church at Toulouse

notre dame du taur 2 TOULOUSE© DR
notre dame du taur 1 TOULOUSE© DR
notre dame du taur 3 TOULOUSE© DR
  • Instantly recognisable thanks to its astonishing bell tower wall that overlooks the bustling rue du Taur, this church shares an intimate link with the martyrdom of Saint Sernin.

    In the III Century, the history of Toulouse was turned on its head. Saturnin or Sernin, the first bishop of the city, was martyred by the Romans. He was attached to a bull and dragged through the ancient city. He crossed the ramparts and followed the Roman road, what is now the rue du Taur (or bull), at the end of which stands the basilica of Saint-Sernin. Notre-Dame du Taur was built on the exact spot where the body of the martyr fell from the bull.

    It is of interest primarily because of its history, which is recounted through a gilded fresco above the altar, although the very sombre church also houses a beautiful black Virgin, Notre-Dame du Rempart, dressed in brocade.
  • Access
    • Public transport  :  Métro ligne A "Capitole" at 250 m
    • Metro / Tram  :  Capitole at 0 m
  • Environment
    • In the town centre
    • On the pilgrimage trail "Santiago de Compostela at Arles"
    • On the "Via Garona"
  • Services
    • Free admission
  • All year
  • Monday
    10:00 AM
    7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM
    7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM
    7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM
    7:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM
    7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM
    7:30 PM
  • Sunday