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Toulouse, called France’s pink city because of the rosy, glowing colours of its medieval brickwork – is a lively mixture of old and new. Renaissance mansions line the streets of the old town, where the campanile of the 12th century Basilique St-Sernin is an unmissable landmark, and graceful old bridges span the River Garonne. But Toulouse is also very much a 21st century city, as the capital of Europe’s aerospace industry and the home of Airbus Industrie. It’s a university town, so local life has a youthful edge. Toulouse is a gastronomic hub, and locals boasts that their take on cassoulet – a hearty casserole of beans, sausage, pork, and duck – is the finest that France has to offer, and is best enjoyed on a chilly autumn or winter’s day.
Main City Paris
Surface 811.6 km²
In Toulouse we like to make a stop when out walking to drink a nice coffee, tea or hot chocolate. So, to stop you shivering and to give you a well-earned break, here are the five places where we love to hang out!
You can spend 24 hours in the Ax Valley when you set out from Toulouse! Take advantage of the 90 minutes separating us from the mountains to go skiing, walking, taste local produce, bathe in the thermal waters and meet local personalities. What a programme!
Creating the place where artists and the audience come together around new circus arts: that’s what La Grainerie has been doing for fifteen years already! In Balma, just next to Toulouse, the place hosts shows and circus companies, which have residencies.