Basilique Notre-Dame La Daurade
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 view is from the river or from the opposite bank of the River Garonne.
The history of the church here goes back to 410 AD, when a pagan temple was converted, but the current building is actually from the 19th century.
When taking a stroll around the basilica, seek out the chapel housing the rare Black Madonna of Toulouse.
Classical and orchestral concerts are staged here, featuring music from the basilica’s famous Grand Organ.
The Notre-Dame de la Daurade Basilica is on the banks of the River Garonne, in the Old Quarter of Toulouse. The closest metro stop is Esquirol.