The Neo-Classical columns and pediments of the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Daurade are an impressive sight on the riverfront promenade of Toulouse. The best views can be found from the river itself or on the opposite bank of the River Garonne.
The history of the church goes back to 410 AD, when a pagan temple was converted, but the current building is actually from the 19th century. Classical and orchestral concerts are staged here, featuring music from the basilica’s famous grand organ.When taking a stroll around the structure, seek out the chapel, housing the rare Black Madonna of Toulouse.
The Notre-Dame de la Daurade Basilica is located on the banks of the River Garonne in the Old Quarter of Toulouse. The closest metro stop is Esquirol.