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Cathar Country Tours
Historical Tours of Cathar Castles in deep rural France
Led by James McDonald



Tour of Toulouse

Tour of Medieval Cité of Toulouse & the Bourg of Saint Sernin

 

Saint Sernin, Toulouse

 

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Tour Options

  • One day scheduled tours
  • One day of three-day scheduled tours
  • One day of one-Week scheduled tours

 

Tour Access Difficulty Rating

 

Very easy walk on the flat, but with steps

Several hours walking.

 

Scheduled Tour Dates & Times

For the latest scheduled tour dates, see scheduled Tour Dates

Times for the day tour: 9am - 5 pm

 

What You'll See in Toulouse

Vestiges of the Medieval Cité of Toulouse, including

  • Traditional Toulouse architecture. "Toulouse brick"
  • Basilica of Saint Sernin: Interior and Exterior
  • The Capitol of Toulouse
  • The Dominican convent known as Les Jacobins
  • Site of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem: Grand priory of the Knights Hospitaller founded by the Count of Toulouse.
  • The Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Daurade
  • Saint Dominic's House in Toulouse
  • Site of the Château Narbonnaise, castle of the Counts of Toulouse
  • Montollieu Gardens, where Crusade leader Simon de Montfort was killed while besieging Toulouse in 1218.

 

What You'll Learn About

  • Medieval cities and Bourgs
  • Saint Sernin and other pilgrimage churches
  • The Capitouls of Toulouse
  • Toulouse, Occitan, Cathars and the troubadours
  • The Dominicans in Toulouse and the Inquisition in Toulouse
  • Toulouse and the Albigensian crusade
  • The Counts of Toulouse, Raymond VI, Raymond V, Raymond VI and Raymond VII
  • The founding of the University of Toulouse
  • The Counts of Toulouse and their relationship with the Knights Templar and The Knights Hospitaller
  • The death of Raymond VI in Toulouse while excommunicated
  • Sieges of Toulouse and of the Château Narbonnaise, castle of the Counts of Toulouse
  • Siege warfare and the death of Crusade leader Simon de Montfort
  • Fate of the Counts of Toulouse and the County of Toulouse

 

Tour Start Point

Main (south-west) entrance,
Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse,
Place Saint-Sernin,
31000 Toulouse

Lat. N 43.608104
Long. E 1.441354

 

Tour Leader

James McDonaldThe tour is lead by the author James McDonald. James has extensive experience as a public speaker and broadcaster, and lives locally in the heart of Cathar Country. His has an encyclopedic knowledge of all aspects of Catharism and its history in the Languedoc. He is an author and the translator of Voltaire's work on the Cathars, published in English as "The Crusade Against the People of the Languedoc".

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