Toulouse, the Pink City and Southwest Capital
Capital of South-West France, Toulouse, the Pink City, reveals its history and all its charms. On the banks of the Garonne River, its lifestyle will invite you to take your time, stroll through the bustling streets for a shopping session, wander in the open-air markets, or linger at the terrace of a café. Here, the atmosphere reveals the friendly personality of the people of the South, great lovers of gastronomy, perfect hosts, often around a good table. But under these ancient and authentic exteriors, Toulouse is a resolutely modern and Hi-Tech city, the European cradle of the aeronautical and aerospace industry and Airbus.
Toulouse's magnificent main square is the city's literal and metaphorical heart, where Toulousains turn out en masse on sunny evenings to sip a coffee or an early aperitif at a pavement cafe.
Cité de l’Espace:
Toulouse is home to the European aerospace and aeronautical industries and the space museum is a must-see with its exhibits, including a moon-running simulator, a rotating pod to test your tolerance for space travel, a planetarium and an observatory, plus a full-scale replicas of iconic spacecrafts, including the Mars Rover and a 52 m-high Ariane 5 space rocket.
HISTORY OF THE CITY
The origins of Toulouse date back to the Roman era and Tolosa was a prosperous Roman city and one of the largest of the colonies of Gaul. From 1463 to 1560, Toulouse knew its "Golden age" thanks to the pastel trade. This plant, prolific in the lands of the Lauragais, gave after treatment a superb blue dye. It had gained immense success in Europe. Until the middle of the 19th century, the city remained bourgeois living on its income from land ownership, but with the arrival of the railway in 1856, the Industrial Revolution caught up with it, then with the war of 14-18, the manufacture of powder and the Lacotere airplanes settled there, paving the way for what is today the aeronautical industry and Airbus.
Fondation Bemberg Museum:
located in the Hotel d'Assezat, offers a wide variety of works of art, and all tastes can cross, from medieval painting to impressionists, as well as sculptures and Beautiful furniture.
Address: 9 Place D Assezat.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 18:00 and Thursday from 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 20:30
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Painted with the lovely colors of modernism and ancient architectural style, Toulouse is a city that will take your breath away. Known for its great climate, making for some lovely walks, Toulouse is a perfect destination to discover the beauty of France. Do not hesitate to book your flight to Toulouse and enjoy your time and trip. Find more information about your destination and track the arrivals and departures of the different flights of Nouvelair.
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Climate of the South of France, mild all year round. Summer is hot but not too much, winter is moderately cold, and the spring and autumn seasons are the most pleasant to visit
Winter can be cool and woolens are essential. In summer short sleeves are advised.
Nice is at 1:20 flight from Tunis
From the start of October to the end of March: no time difference with Tunisia (GMT+1) From the end of March to the end of September, Nice is one hour ahead of Tunisia (GMT +2)
French as main language, English as a second language
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport is situated 9 Km North-West of Toulouse.
No visa is required for French nationals traveling in Tunisia while Tunisians require a visa to travel to France.