This year was no exception: the violet, the flower emblem of Toulouse, was again celebrated – for the 10th time – with the “Fête de la Violette” during the weekend of February 6th and 7th on the Capitole Square of Toulouse;
As usual the Toulousains came in big number to enjoy the attractions (including the presence of the Miss Toulouse 2015), see and maybe buy the numerous violet based items created locally by city’s artisan.
This little mauve scented flower that blossoms between November and March has been grown in Toulouse since the Middle Ages.
If you are interested in a short history of the Violet of Toulouse please check out our article “Toulouse no Shrinking Violet” .
Nowadays besides being offered in bouquets and pots the violet of Toulouse is the base for different items ranging from soaps and perfumes, to teas, syrups and wines to cookies, brioche, chocolates and the crystalized sugar coated violet candies.
Here are some photos from the 10th edition of the “Fête de la Violette” 2016.
Hi, I am Carla. I am living and working in the beautiful city of Toulouse, France.
I like history, travel and... the southwest of France and try to share through this blog information about events that might be of interest to the travelers to this part of the world!