Toulouse Violet Festival 2016

Violet Feast  of Toulouse 2016
Violet Feast of Toulouse 2016

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.

Violet Feast  of Toulouse 2016
Violet Feast of Toulouse 2016

Violet Perfume
Violet Perfume

Violet Eau de Cologne
Violet Eau de Cologne

Violette de Toulouse Syrup
Violette de Toulouse Syrup

Violette de Toulouse Liquor
Violette de Toulouse Liquor

Crystalized Violet Candies
Crystalized Violet Candies
Cookies called "Caraques à la Violettes"
Cookies called “Caraques à la Violettes”

Violet based brioche
Violet based brioche

Miss Toulouse 2015
Miss Toulouse 2015

10th edition of the Violet Festival of Toulouse
10th edition of the Violet Festival of Toulouse
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