Escorted Rail Tours to Toulouse
See the National Space Centre
Ideally situated in the heart of Southern France, between the
Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, the cosmopolitan and
enthusiastic city of Toulouse is a delight to discover. Toulouse is
often known as Ville Rose - the "Pink City" - due to its red-brick
buildings, which seem to subtly change colour throughout the day.
Toulouse was once a city that inspired medieval poets; today it has
become a pioneering centre of technology and aerospace development.
Toulouse is now home to Aérospatiale, the national Space Centre,
the European shuttle programme, a selection of leading aeronautical
schools, and a ground-breaking electronics industry.
Through all its many faces, Toulouse hangs on to a resolutely
old-fashioned French soul, with its markets, regional cuisine and
cafés interspersed between second-hand book stalls and antique
shops. France's fourth biggest city has a lot to offer, and a
stroll along the Garonne and the Canal du Midi is a perfect way to
spend the day.