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Toulouse

Department:Haute Garonne
Region:Midi-Pyrenees
Number of Listed Historic Monuments:205
Toulouse's Tourist Office

tourist sitesTourist Sites (in and around the city)

Magrin Museum and Castle Bonrepos Domain Toulouse Capitolium Castelnaudary Les Jacobins "Canal du Midi" Museum and Gardens The village of Saint Felix de Lauragais ...

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things to do, activities, eventsThings to Do, Activites

"La Nuit de la Belle Etoile" - "The Night of the Beautiful Star" "Pré de la Fadaise" Festival - The Oldest Festival of France "Qualivores de Midi-Pyrénées" picnic "Saveurs et Santeurs" - Fronton "Your Guest Is Our Guest" Ailes Anciennes Toulouse - The Old Wings of Toulouse Airexpo, the largest airshow the south west of France Baziège Medieval Fest Cassoulet Festival Chocolate Fair Cite de l'Espace Comminges Festival Cooking and Wine Tasting Classes Countryside and Mills Heritage Days Festival of Flowers - Luchon Learn French in France with Activ'Langues Let's Visit Airbus Medieval Festival of the Fig Tree in Verfeil Museums Night of the Museums Piano aux Jacobins Pipe Organ Concerts Pipe Organ Music Concerts Pottery Shops Revel's Auto Hill Climb Event Revel's Festival of the Horse Revel's Saturday Morning Market Riquet Festival Short Cruises on Canal du Midi and/or Garonne River Sorèze Saint Jean Medieval Festival The restaurant of the the "Hospitality School" of Toulouse. Toulouse à table Wine Tasting Clases ...

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Toulouse helpful hintsSome Helpful Hints

Toulouse museums are entrance free each first weekend of the month.

A nice way to visit Toulouse center is by foot. Toulouse has a well developed network of subway stations that reach the four corners of the city.

A good way to visit Toulouse is also by bike. Bikes can be rented from one of the 253 bike renting posts of VélôToulouse. A bike ticket can be bought for 1 day, for 7 days, for a month or for 1 year on Internet (velo.toulouse.fr) or at the renting posts (first 30 min are free!)

short historyToulouse's Short History

The 4th city of France in terms of number of inhabitants Toulouse is known throughout the world mainly as the place where Airbus planes are built!
It is however also an ancient city where history is written on almost each of its stones!
Toulouse was founded 4th centuries BC by Celtic people called the Volques Tectosages.
During the 1st century BC the Romans occupy it and give the city the name Tolosa.
During the roman occupation Tolosa became one of the most important cities of the empire. At the collapse of the Roman Empire the region of Tolouse comes under Visigoth rule, and becomes the...

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weatherToulouse Weather Pattern

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