France Day 10: Toulouse, La Ville Rose

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September 16th 2004
Published: February 3rd 2009
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Toulouse, le Grand RondToulouse, le Grand RondToulouse, le Grand Rond

Near the Jardin Royal.

The Sights

We took the public bus into town which was effortless. The new metro is open but it is still only one line and only gives access to the most populous places. Old Toulouse is pretty small so it was not too much trouble to get around town.

Toulouse is really an incredible city and probably does not get its due credit despite being the 5th largest city in France. The town has changed and the population of North Africans has increased significantly to the point where it was shocking. Toulousains joke that in the center city you will no longer find any French people, this was sadly near to the truth.

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In the Jardin Royal, ToulouseIn the Jardin Royal, Toulouse
In the Jardin Royal, Toulouse

Beautiful garden, a bit off the center but worth the visit.
Toulouse, the Pont NeufToulouse, the Pont Neuf
Toulouse, the Pont Neuf

This is Toulouse's main and main, the most depicted place, probably.
The Garonne River and Hotel DieuThe Garonne River and Hotel Dieu
The Garonne River and Hotel Dieu

Weather could have been better . . .
La CoupoleLa Coupole
La Coupole

I believe this is part of Hotel Dieu - the old hospital - as well.
Place du CapitolePlace du Capitole
Place du Capitole

This is Toulouse's main square with the city hall, the Capitole.
Le Donjon ComtalLe Donjon Comtal
Le Donjon Comtal

At the rear of the Capitole, Toulouse was ruled by a Count and this was his castle.
Toulouse, Les AugustinsToulouse, Les Augustins
Toulouse, Les Augustins

Another one of the great cathedrals in Toulouse, all made of brick of course.
Sainte Etienne CathedralSainte Etienne Cathedral
Sainte Etienne Cathedral

In Toulouse, photo of the rose window, transept.
Yum! EclairYum! Eclair
Yum! Eclair

That will buy me some peace and quiet for a half hour.

27th May 2010
Place du Capitole

Nice picture in front of the "Capitole" ! :D

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