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.
It was the first weekend in November, the awakening and encounter of a giant minotaur and eight-legged spider. These moving giants stemming straight from François Delarozière’s imagination, have today taken up residence at the Halle de la Machine in the Montaudran area.
It’s here, it’s almost Christmas! Toulouse has once again covered itself with its coat of light. The alleyways, squares, glistening streets… what’s more, a series of locations promising that perfect festive snap… the one to get you a maximum amount of “likes” on Instagram!
Have you heard about these little neighborhood theatres in Toulouse that often put on quality shows using troupes of local actors for audiences of local people?