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In Toulouse, from the rue du Collège de Foix can see the tall bell tower and the remains of the vaults of the church of the Cordeliers .

" The Franciscan church of Toulouse is the former church of the Franciscan convent in Toulouse. It closed after a fire in 1798, then occupied by the administration of the war until 1871 when it was ravaged by fire again . ruins of this church are classified historical monument since 1862 .

The Friars Minor of the Order of St. Francis, called Cordeliers or Franciscans , moved to Toulouse in 1222. The thirteenth to the fifteenth century century , they built their convent in the space between the present streets of Laws, College of Foix, Albert Lautmann and Deville . Their church wants to openly compete with that of the Jacobins church of Preachers of St. Dominic . It was after the Saint Sernin Basilica in Toulouse largest church , which has the highest ceiling (25 m) .... " ( Wikipedia)


Mummies in the crypt ...
" It is in the chapel of Rieux , or at least nearby , lies a crypt intended as burial. Soon we see that the bodies are deposited mummify and remain in fairly good condition . Therefore Toulouse all want to lay their dead and thus constitutes an ancestral gallery that you can visit . bodies are pressed up against the walls, and are piled in a corner fragments , arms, legs , heads. can see , it seems, the Belle Paule , famous for its beauty to the point of becoming his lifetime a legend Toulouse According to later accounts , women were not allowed to visit the tomb . curious ladies that obtained we back their body Belle Paule . Just outside , he fell into dust.
A read to the Academy of Sciences by M. de Puymaurin in 1784 memory , describes the vault as an oval room 18 feet by 12, the vault was supported by a central pillar. It was reached by a corridor which succeeded a staircase from the cloister
It is also said , in multiple versions , the story of a young friar rash , challenged by some friends to go alone at night in the vault . As evidence , he must hammer a nail into the lid of a coffin . What it does. But then it goes away, it feels restrained by an invisible hand , that probably dead which he troubled the rest. He might pull on his clothes , the hand will not let go. His comrades found his body in the morning, he died of terror. It becomes apparent that in his excitement he had nailed his own coffin to handle .... " ( Wikipedia)

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