Montauban

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownMontauban
Insee code82121
Postcode82000
Latitude44.0160790
Longitude1.3529500
AltitudeFrom 72 to 207 meters
Surface135.17 km²
Population57969 inhabitants
Density428 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsMontbeton at 6.5 km (12 min)
DepartmentTarn-et-GaronneBressols at 6.9 km (10 min)
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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

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: info@montauban-tourisme.com

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Montauban-Ville-Bourbon
Information pointsTourist Office of Montauban
Leisure centresGolf Course Les Aiguillons,   Museum Ingres,   Museum of Natural History Victor-Brun,   Racecourse of the Grands Pins
MonumentsBridge Vieux,   Cathedral Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption,   Church Saint-Jacques
Performance hallsRio Grande,   Salle Eurythmie,   Stadium Sapiac,   Theatre of L'Embellie

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

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.

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Jazz in MontaubanMore than jazz!
In July 2015

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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: fgasset@ville-montauban.fr

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Maiden microlight flightSports sensations95 €Albefeuille-Lagarde (6.6 km)
Green Quercy discovery tourLocal flavours25 €La Salvetat-Belmontet (15.4 km)

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PHOTOS

National PlaceNational Place
 
View of the Old Bridge and the Ingres MuseumView of the Old Bridge and the Ingres Museum
National PlaceNational Place
 
Place Nationale during the 400 BlowsPlace Nationale during the 400 Blows
Court of L. PompignanCourt of L. Pompignan
 
Court of Mila CabarieuCourt of Mila Cabarieu
Botanical GardenBotanical Garden
 
CathedralCathedral
Old SchoolOld School
 
Musée IngresMusée Ingres
MarketMarket
  

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WEATHER

Friday 28 November
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Min. 17°C - Max. 20°C
Saturday 29 November
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Min. 16°C - Max. 18°C
Sunday 30 November
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Min. 9°C - Max. 18°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Refuge
Montauban
LOCATION - It is in the historic city center of Montauban restaurant that nestles Le Refuge in a semi-pedestrian street, not far from the theater Olympe de Gouge and dock Montmurat....
Located in Montauban23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAu fil de l'eau  
9
Montauban
Completely renovated, the restaurant Over Water welcomes you in a modern setting with warm colors. Enjoy gourmet cuisine with local accents in a relaxed atmosphere.
Located in Montauban46 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Bistro des Capucins - Hôtel Abbaye des Capucins  
8.2
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Montauban
ELEGANCE AND REFINEMENT - Welcome to Bistro Capuchin bistronomic restaurant located in an architectural ensemble of the seventeenth century. You will not only discover an exceptional...
Located in Montauban29 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsLe Boudoir du Faubourg    
9.6
Montauban
In an eighteenth century mansion in the heart of Montauban, City of Art and History, Pierrette and Alain Vernejoux open the doors of the Boudoir du Faubourg, guest house in the city...
Located in MontaubanFrom 78 € to 90 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa maison occitane    
9.7
L'Honor-de-Cos
Perched on the ridges of Quercy, near Montauban, dux between villages, very quiet, nestled in lush greenery ideal point of view magnificent, comfort and space of guest rooms of the...
Located 8.3 km from Montauban80 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLe parc de coulassy    
9.7
Nègrepelisse
For a relaxing holiday in the countryside amid a 2-hectare park, close to Montauban. Nègrepelisse is at the center of cultural and gastronomic tours in the region. For a year, 4 cottages...
Located 12.6 km from MontaubanFrom 75 € to 95 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 2 personsL'esprit boudoir
Montauban
Lots of charm, comfort in an atmosphere 'South Side' for this upscale city break Luxury apartment labeled by Gites de France. Located on the 2nd floor of a beautiful mansion, his former...
Located in MontaubanFrom 595 € to 665 € per week 
House for 2 personsLe Pigeonnier des Perrous  
9.1
Vaïssac
Lovely pigeon 18th near woods, park, Comfort, calm and beauty of the place. Comfort. Careful planning. Beds made on arrival.
Located 13.7 km from MontaubanFrom 300 € to 430 € per week 
House for 4 personsA l'ombre des chênes  
9.2
Orgueil
In the shade of oaks, a small house functional, a dining room with a seating area with sofa bed, kitchen with oven, microwave, table and induction machine dishwasher, a bedroom with...
Located 14.5 km from MontaubanFrom 322 € to 420 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
25 places over 2 haCamping aici sem pla    
10
Vaïssac
At the campsite Aici Sem Pla, You have an appointment with Mother Nature on 2ha sites of 300 m ² will welcome you when you can rent a mobile home, caravan, yurt, tipi, or come all......
Located 19.5 km from MontaubanFrom 12 € to 14 € per day 
60 places over 3 haCamping *** Le Clos Lalande    
9.6
Montricoux
Patrick and Gilda welcome you to Clos Lalande in a quiet and shady family camping at the gates of the Gorges de l'Aveyron. We offer flat, grassy pitches of 80 to 100 m ² in a natural...
Located 22 km from MontaubanFrom 16 € to 18.80 € per day 
50 places over 3 haCamping le Faucon d'Or    
8.4
Montricoux
Open April 1 to October 15, situated close to a mecca of tourism to the Gorges de l'Aveyron, camping peregrines Golden welcomes you with good humor and smile. Many locations are available....
Located 23 km from Montauban 

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HOTELS

Abbaye des Capucins Spa & Resort - Hotel in MontaubanAbbaye des Capucins Spa & Resort     
8.3
Montauban
L’Abbaye des Capucins Spa & Resort is located in Montauban, a 30-minute drive from Toulouse. It offers free access to the outdoor pool, spa centre and fitness room with cardio gym equipment....
Located in MontaubanRoom from 109 €
Hotel Kyriad Montauban - Hotel in MontaubanHotel Kyriad Montauban     
7.2
Montauban
Hotel Kyriad Montauban is located 3 km from Montauban city centre. It offers simple decor air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi access. The...
Located in MontaubanRoom from 49 €
Premiere Classe Montauban - Hotel in MontaubanPremiere Classe Montauban    
6.8
Montauban
This Premiere Classe hotel is located a 10-minute drive from the centre of Montauban. It offers air-conditioned rooms, a 24-hour reception desk and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at Premiere Classe...
Located in MontaubanRoom from 19 €

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Hotel Dupont
Set in an old coaching inn, this 2-star hotel now offers a large restaurant and a bar. It is 800 metres from Caussade SNCF Train Station and 2 km from...
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Premiere Classe Montauban
This Premiere Classe hotel is located a 10-minute drive from the centre of Montauban. It offers air-conditioned rooms, a...
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