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Jacobins Cloistre

Jacobins Cloistre

This is the cloister of the other main church in Toulouse, the Jacobins. It was created by the Spanish priest Domingo de Guzman in 1206 for the Cathars he had converted. This was the third convent of of the Dominicans in Toulouse. Later, Robespierre and his party would meet in this courtyard. The church lent the name of Jacobins to the French Revolution. This church is also the final resting place of Thomas Aquinas. It later became barracks for Napoleon's artillery and it wasn't until 1885 that the church was finally restored to its former glory. The simplicity of this church is stunningly beautiful.

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