Location: Montauban, located in the heart of southwestern France, the second city of the Midi-Pyrenees, is the prefecture of Tarn-et-Garonne. She is highly regarded for his "lifestyle" in the land of "soft adventure". The city has about 60,000 inhabitants in the last census. It is 45 km from Toulouse with direct access from the highway of the Two Seas (A62), less than 5 hours from Paris by TGV and 30 minutes from Toulouse International Airport.
Brief History: Founded in the 12th century by the Count of Toulouse, the city of Montauban is the first new cities of medieval south. From the 13th century, the city entered a prosperous period, the Old Bridge and the Saint-Jacques are built. The Black Death and the Hundred Years' War put an end to this period. The mid-16th century until its surrender to the royal troops in 1629, Montauban itself as a stronghold of Protestantism, alongside La Rochelle and Nîmes. Revenue in the Catholic fold Royal, the city becomes a true regional capital, seat of a stewardship from 1735. "Fallen" to the French Revolution, Montauban is "reinstated in his rights" in 1808 with the creation of the Tarn-et-Garonne, where she became the prefecture. If the city lacks the shift of the Industrial Revolution, however, she knows in the 19th century an intense cultural life, including the painter Ingres and the sculptor Bourdelle are two of the most illustrious representatives.
Specialties: The table combines products Montalbanaise a varied terroir. Take the time to taste the apple crisps, the Jacquou, the balls and Montauban Montauriols respectively hazelnuts and chocolate covered cherries.
City of Art and History, Montauban has a rich architectural and artistic heritage. At the heart of the city, the National remains the essential element of the grid plan of the medieval city.
Through the streets, discover mansions such as those of Pompignan Lefranc and the hotel bar. We arrive at the Old Bridge at the foot of the Musée Ingres, Montauban dedicated to artists Ingres and Bourdelle. We have a panoramic view of the Tarn and the embankment to the left. Finish the ride by a cool break in the Jardin des Plantes.
Guided tours of the city (on foot), the Ingres museum, theme (the Cathedral, the Church of St. Jacques, the Place Nationale, Montauban the 19th century, Montauban over the Tarn, the Protestant Montauban, sculptures Bourdelle to Montauban ...) are proposed. For more information, contact the Tourist Office at Montauban +33 5 63 63 60 60 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The city benefits from a calendar of festivals and events throughout the year.
January: "So Tell Festival" that contributes to reading development in the form of various activities.
February: Forum of marriage.
March: Coupe de France Dance Sport, Night of the St. Patrick's Night Dance, Days Olympe de Gouges, Paul Duchein Exhibition.
April: Marathon, Festival of Russian Cinema.
May: Festival "Then Sings" Youth Book Fair, Lily of the Valley Course, Day of the Association of Restorers of Tarn-et-Garonne.
June: Meeting of the sculpture, "in Monte Bench" (circus festival), Festival of Music, Cinema Days, Arthouse (Eidos).
July: Jazz Festival, Race "Olympe de Gouges," Festival of Taste and Flavour Farm Ramier, Jazz Festival Off, Summer Exhibition at the Musée Ingres, ATP tennis tournament, Day July 14, Festival "Dance In places ".
August: Welcome to the Campaign.
September: Carnival of the 400 blows, Sports Day, Heritage Day, Organic Fair.
October: Regional Agricultural Contest, 2nd Day Restoration Tarn-et-Garonne, Festival of Magic.
November: Days Manuel Azaña, Letters Autumn Fair honeys, Housing Exhibition, Art Exhibition by Independent Artists.
December: Sundays booksellers' market and Christmas activities.
Service Groups of the Tourist Office Montauban offers tours through Montauban and Tarn-et-Garonne (by reservation). Whether day or several days, all groups are welcome!
Examples of excursions: Aveyron gorges, walking towards Moissac, slopes and hills of Gascony Lower Quercy, barge trips on the canal and the Tarn, cultural tourism, science, technology and cuisine.
Individual side, the Tourist Office and Heritage Centre offer a program of guided tours throughout the year. For more information, please contact the Group by calling +33 5 63 21 02 57, or by email: email@example.com