|Spire of the Church of St. Jacques seen above the square|
|Entrance l'Eglise St. Jacques|
Last time's trivia question...did you guess the identity of the famous lady who hid out in Montauban?? It was Mona Lisa who spent a few months hidden in a secret room in the Musee Ingres during WWII. Moved from the Louvre in anticipation of the German occupation of Paris, she and over 3000 other works of art stopped first at the Abbey Loc-Dieu in the Aveyron. She was only there a few months, though, before it was determined that conditions in this remote Abbey were too damp for the priceless art. Everything was moved then to Montauban. When the Germans occupied the Free Zone in November 1942, the Mona Lisa was moved once again...this time to the lovely Chateau de Montal in the Lot near Rocamadour where she spent the remainder of the war. It's a hard life being a war refuge!