The fortress church of Notre Dame de l’Assomption in Beaumont de Lomagne in southern Gothic style with its Toulouse octagonal bell tower
Everything is monumental in this vast red brick monument: more than 200 years for its construction, a spire which culminates at 51m, a nave 54m long and 15m wide, 20m high, 13 chapels, a large canopy, a great organ. The classified organ was built by Jules Magen in 1850 who made one of his very first instruments there.
Born like the bastide, the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of Beaumont de Lomagne followed the rise of its people, its wars, its famines, its struggles, religious and fratricidal, its festivals… Fortress, cathedral, necropolis , fodder store, church, it crossed, not without damage, all the storms.
In 1430 the church was consecrated by Bishop Bernard de la Roche-Fontenille who, driven out of Montauban by the English, made it his cathedral for two years. During the revolution, it was transformed into a fodder store. The turmoil of the past revolution, the 19th century was that of repairs and restoration of the stained glass windows, the development of the entrance gate, the installation of new furniture. In 1843, the church was classified as a “Historic Monument” by the writer Mérimée, Inspector General of Historical Monuments.
Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Sunday.
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