The Pink City of Toulouse
Posted on Apr 23 2012 at 04:04:58 AM in Countries
Toulouse is known throughout France as the Pink City. Every year the city welcomes a vast number of tourists, as the city is one of the most beautiful cities in France and Europe. It is a university town that has many sites worth visiting.
The city is mostly famous for its aeronautical industry. Not long ago the world famous super luxury fast traveling Concorde airplane was built in Toulouse. In the city are located various aeronautical schools, some of which are world famous. Most visitors of the city start their Toulouse visitation precisely with those schools, the most popular of which is the Aérospatiale. Other prominent aeronautical institutions are the National Space Center and the European Shuttle Program.
The city also has a rich historical heritage, which allow to travelers to visit numerous historical sites and buildings. There are many churches, monuments and architecturally important buildings in Toulouse. Some of the major landmarks of the city are the Convent des Jacobins, the Capitole, the Church of Les Jacobins, and the Basilica Saint Sernin.
Toulouse also is home of some of the best art, science and history museums in France. The most prominent museums of the city are the Musee des Augustines, Les Abattoirs, and the Cite de L’Espace. The city also has it own share of gardens and parks that allow various outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, biking, picnicking and etc. The Jardin de L’Universite is one of the most popular parks of the city.
Shopping addicts will love the city of Toulouse as the city has various shopping centers and malls like the Midica, the Monoprix, the FNAC Junior and the Okla, from where they can purchase all types of items. Toulouse is also famous with its restaurants where food devotees can try some of the best French and international delicacies, cooked by some of the most renowned chefs in the world.
The city has a large number of hotels to choose from. From extravagant luxury hotels to small charming and well arranged guest houses. However due to the popularity of the city it is for the best to book a room in advance. You can make cheap calls to France via low free phone booths or you can make cheap calls to France by pre paid phone cards. You can also make international calls to the tourist services of France to get more information about the tourist season in Toulouse.