Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France
Montauban is a commune in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Midi-Pyrénées region in southern France. It is the capital of the department and lies 31 miles (50 km) north of Toulouse. The town, built mainly of a reddish brick, stands on the right bank of the Tarn River at its confluence with the Tescou.

The highlight of the town is at the centre of the original bastide - the Place Nationale. Surrounded by grand pink houses, in the red-brick that is common to the region, and set above fine arcades, it is a very attractive central square. It was largely rebuilt in the 17th century after a fire. The arcades of are an unusual 'double' construction - one set of arcades near the house/shop fronts and another closer to the square.

Things to See & Do

* Pont Vieux – old bridge
* The Cathedral
* Musée Ingres
* Place Nationale – 17th century square

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area - 135.17 km2
Population - 55,927
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Travel Links - The town is a railway junction, and the station Gare de Montauban-Ville-Bourbon offers connections with Toulouse, Bordeaux, Paris, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Marseille and several regional destinations. Montauban communicates with the Garonne by the Canal de Montech.