Toulouse

Place du Capitole soir - ©D.VIET

Place du Capitole soir – ©D.VIET

Toulouse has some wonderful surprises in store for you. The city is a muststop-
over when exploring South-West France. Open and radiant, the city’s
incomparable “art de vivre”, coupled with the wealth of its cultural heritage,
three UNESCO sites, plus aeronautic and airspace discoveries is bound to draw
you in.

Top 5 For 2016

UEFA EURO 2016
In Toulouse, one of 10 of France’s host cities, football fans will be able to watch
four important matches: three group stages (the 13th, 17th and 20th of June
2016) and one quarter-final match (the 26th of June 2016). On the 20th of June
Wales will take on Russia.

Space Travel
Travel 50 years back in time to experience the genuine thrill of the first great
space mission. With its new temporary exhibition entitled “Space, what a
story!”, the Cité de l’Espace guides you through mankind’s greatest adventure.

Toulouse Jacobin Convent
After several months of renovation work, the Jacobin Convent now provides
visitors with a new reception and gift shop within the superb La Vierge
chapel. Another major new feature is that tourists can take advantage of an
interpretation trail with information panels and multi-media stations presenting
the history and the architecture of the site. In addition, it often hosts festivals
and exhibitions.

Canal Du Midi
Throughout the whole of 2016 it is also possible to celebrate 20 years of the
UNESCO classification of the Canal du Midi that crosses Toulouse: what would
you say to relaxing on a boat trip or taking a bike ride?

Greater Region
From 2016, Toulouse is now the capital of the new greater region of South-
West France that has regrouped the Languedoc-Roussillon/Midi-Pyrénées areas.
There are so many reasons to enjoy a city break in southern France: Spanish
accents and Italian façades, new connections by air, road or rail; sporting
events and cultural highlights.

What We Are Looking Forward To In 2016

More Than One Option
The summer ends in Toulouse with a selection of events in the
last weekend of September for art lovers, aeronautical fans and
gourmets: the 1st biennale of the Le Printemps de Septembre
International Contemporary Art Festival, the 2nd edition of the
Aerial Meeting and Toulouse à Table within the backdrop of the
Fête de la Gastronomie.

What We Are Looking Forward To In 2018

In 2018, Toulouse will be celebrating the centenary of the first
air-mail flight connecting Toulouse to Barcelona with the opening
of a new major tourist site. A museum featuring extraordinary
equipment dedicated to the air-mail adventure and a look at the
trade aspects of aeronautics.

Categories: FTMA 2016

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