Monthly Archives: August 2011

To infinity and beyond!

On our way out of Toulouse on the Saturday we paid a visit to the Cite de l’Espace, a vast space park including 2 planetariums, interactive exhibits relating to space exploration, the Terradome ‘film experience’ on the history of the … Continue reading

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Ghost train ride

Each of our 5 days of sightseeing began with a ride on the driverless Metro – very appropriately named as there was no driver. It was quite disconcerting at first to get into the front carriage of a train and … Continue reading

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‘Les Abattoirs’…don’t judge it by its name

Les Abattoirs (use the English version) is the centre for modern and contemporary art in Toulouse, specialising in 20th and 21st century art. The name was a bit off-putting and comes from what was previously here, but the artwork and … Continue reading

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Finding beautiful art in Toulouse

The beautiful arts are very present in Toulouse with all its modernity and bustle but here are some pretty special places we saw. The Fondation Bemberg is located in Toulouse’s hôtel d’Assézat, a 16th century palace. Georges Bemberg came from … Continue reading

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Tootling off to Toulouse

It’s amazing that we made it there at all thanks to Garmin our GPS pronouncing the city as towel hours. It’s no wonder half the things he mentions don’t appear on sign posts. After a few of the obligatory ‘Baroness’ … Continue reading

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