From: #flymeto | Nov 18, 2015
The French nicknamed Toulouse a pink city. But it could just as well be called purple after the ubiquitous violets.
Toulouse is the fourth largest city in France, its streets are full of young people, because there is one of the largest universities in France, which is also one of the oldest in Europe. They meet here in front of the gigantic brick palace Capitole, the seat of city councilors, with a history dating back to the 12th century. Its construction, like many other houses, is made of flat Toulou brick, whose typical color gave the city the nickname of a pink city. It was made of clay from the bottom of the Garonne River.
Stroll through the narrow streets interwoven with picturesque squares and admire these pink buildings that contrast nicely with white stone-decorated wooden houses. In addition, you will encounter charming violets at every corner. Violets were also enchanted by Mrs. Hélene Vie, she opened an unconventional shop - a boat on the Canal du Midi, anchored in front of the Matabiau train station, and you can buy a variety of products from this plant or with its motif. You can also sit on a boat over a purple tea or taste a purple ice cream.
The Canal du Midi is one of the other major tourist attractions of Toulouse. It is a 240 km long technical work from the 17th century, which connected the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Do not miss a visit to the largest Romanesque basilica in Europe. Once you understand why this Basilica of Saint Saturnin is the largest in Europe.
Also take a guided tour to Airbus. In the Cité de l’Espace Space Interactive Park, you can experience how they walk on the moon, admire the robots that move around Mars, or see mock-ups of space rockets.
Toulouse is a truly beautiful city, we have air tickets for unique prices, so book them immediately and fly around France.