Push St Jacques chapel’s door and hold your breath : you will find Monestiés’ treasure here!
From 1774, this former hospital, on the way to Santiago de Compostela, houses a magnificent masterpiece, classified as historic monument, representing the three last scenes of the Passion of the Christ. This impressive set is composed of 20 polychrome limestone statues, commissioned by Louis d’Amboise in 1490.
Did you know that Louis Amboise, the statues’ main sponsor, knew also how to party? Discover how he organized in 1492 festivities in honour of the dauphin through 20 graphic panels illustrating a fest in the Middle Ages. (Exhibition accomplished by the departmental archives of Tarn)
Open house : full rate : 3 € – reduce rate (disabled, job seekers, students, group of more than 10 persons) : 2,50 € – Free for those under 14 y.o.
Pass’Découverte : Visit of the chapel and Bajen-Véga Museum : 4,00€ (full rate) and 3,50€ (reduce rate)
Opening period : from 1st April to 27 October
Opening hours and days :
- From 1st April to 11 June : open every day from 10 h to 12 h and from 14 h to 17 h 30,
- From 12 June to 17 September : open every day from 10 h to 12 h 30 and from 14 h to 18 h,
- From 18 September to 27 October : open every day from 10 h to 12 h and from 14 h to 17 h 30,
Chapelle Saint Jacques
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