This was the first Dominican building erected on Cathar land
during the Albigensians Crusade. The Dominican order of the
"preaching friars" was to bring a Roman Catholic counterbalance
to the proximity the "Cathar Perfects" brought.
I don't own this picture
shores of river Garonne
pretty interesting sights can be found just by wandering through the
streets of the Languedocian Capital...