The departmental prefecture. During this time the divide between the rich and poor increased; in Montauban, hundreds turned to begging as wages fell, factories closed and food prices rose; rioting was widespread and the home of the mayor was stoned by building workers in 1847. Et oui, on est enfin en été et quoi de mieux pour profiter de l'été que la plage d'Ardus? The Musée Ingres, on the site of a castle of the Counts of Toulouse and once the residence of the bishops of Montauban, stands at the east end of the bridge. Sadly, the old fortifications were claimed by these conflicts or removed to building the Episcopal Palace in 1663. First the Huguenots took over, making Montauban protestant for 50 years until Louis xiii ousted them in 1629. The civil wars of the reign of Louis xiii largely took place around Montauban. Every year, since 2004, the Rene Arcuset cross country race has been organized in the city. Alphonse Jourdain of, toulouse, granted it a liberal charter. Tour of the Old Town. And finally, the Mountalbane is a local brioche infused with orange blossom water, rum and vanilla, garnished with sugar and candied, and then wrapped in pleated parchment paper. There are also artefacts from the citys various museums to give the story more clarity. It comprises most of the work (including his "Jesus among the Teachers of the Law of Jean Ingres, the celebrated painter, whose birth in Montauban is commemorated by an elaborate monument. This is even open in winter, when the water is heated to more than 20, even as the outdoor temperature falls below zero.