During the Euro 2016 in France, we are taking the opportunity to get to know the other French cities. We all know Paris. We want to know more about the other French cities.
also known as La Villa Rose, the pink city. Why? Because of the unique pinkish terracotta bricks used for much of Toulouse’s architecture.
- The Canal du Midi is a UNESCO World Heritage site
- The Basilica of St. Sernin is a World Heritage site
- Toulouse was the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom in the 5th century and the capital of the province of Languedoc in the late Middle Ages. Why is that interesting? The city was important!
- Today, Toulouse is the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region
- Toulouse has one of the oldest and most renown universities in Europe – founded in 1229. With more than 103,000 students, it is the fourth-largest university campus of France after Paris, Lyon and Lille.
- Toulouse is the home of Airbus, the Galileo positioning system, the SPOT satellite system and the Aerospace Valley.
- The air route between Paris Orly and Toulouse Blagnac is the busiest in Europe.
- According to the rankings of L’Express and Challenges, Toulouse is the most dynamic French city (whatever that means)
- Toulouse is on of the two controversial disputed birthplaces of Carlos Gardel, probably the most prominent figure in the history of the tango. Olé!
Toulouse will host tonights game between Wales and Russia. And will continue to host games during the knock out rounds. Watch this space. Well, our Facebook page space.