Top things to do

Street Carnival in Montauban

Les Quatre-Cent Coups

This weekend-long festival, with concerts, balls and street parties, commemorates an oft-repeated myth: that Louis XIII, besieging Montauban, blasted off 400 cannons simultaneously, but still failed to take the...

Gallery in Montauban

Musée Ingres

Montauban's main focus is this fine-arts museum, which centres on the work of the neoclassical painter (and accomplished violinist) Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, who was born in Montauban in 1780. Inspired by...

French in Montauban

La Cave Ô Délices

This modern French bistro has an inviting vaulted room in the basement, an open kitchen and all your old favourites given a creative new twist. Be good to yourself with veal steak, chicken with mushrooms, poisson...

Square in Montauban

Place Nationale

In the historic upper town, all roads lead to this exquisite square, hemmed in on every side by magnificent double-vaulted arcades and tall pink buildings.

Church in Montauban

Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption

Hanging in Montauban’s 18th-century Cathédrale Notre Dame de l’Assomption is one of Ingres' masterpiece, Le Vœu de Louis XIII (1824), which depicts the king pledging France to the Virgin.

Brasserie in Montauban

Du Nord au Sud

Traditional Gascon cuisine and a medley of other regional French dishes are served in this fuss-free brasserie, from lamb shank with thyme to sirloin steak served with homemade fries.