The greenhouses of the city of Toulouse
At 19, Boulevard de la Marne, in the district of Rangueil, very close to the channel, be an extraordinary garden : The greenhouses of the city of Toulouse that spread on more of 2 hectares... The gardeners of the city of Toulouse produce here, every year more than 450 000 plants, that decorate the parklands, gardens and round points of the comune.
Today 2156 modern greenhouse m2 cohabits with the historic greenhouses. Ventilation, shadiness, ambient heating and heating in the pots are adjusted automatically by computer in each of the quatres celules : the shop, the greenhouse of multiplication, the hot greenhouse, the moderate greenhouse. A part of the greenhouses date of 1887. They have been constructed by architect Gustave Eiffel and, are registered to the inventory of the Historic Heritage. The greenhouses have abors been constructed to the Garden of the Plants, then, they have been displaced in the beginning of the century on this land bought in 1901 to lady widowed Desmouilles, a horticulturist. In the central part the palmarium permits to welcome big topics, it is also on the whole the central point of the circulation of the historic greenhouses. A collection of 5 000 tropical or subtropical plants permits to decorate the numerous demonstrations (fairs, let's salt, convention, universities...) that take place in the city. The greenhouses of the City of Toulouse are once open to the public per year: in the month of April, one weekend, the doors are open to permit the discovery of the work of the gardeners, and this set of old greenhouses of exception.
Le musée d'Art Moderne à été installé dans les anciens abattoirs municipaux désaffectés. Pour les toulousains, le lieux s'appele donc "Les Abattoirs".
Les collections sont présentées avec des renouvellements réguliers. La pièce majeure, "Le minautore" rideau de scène dessiné par Pablo Picasso n'est pas toujours présenté. Des expositions temporaires, toujours très ludiques et appréciés du public sont programmées tout au long de l'année. Comme tous les autres musées de Toulouse, l'entrée aux Abattoirs est gratuite le premier dimanche du mois.
The Modern art museum to been installed in the former closed municipal slaughterhouses. For the toulousains, the places been called "Les Abattoirs" therefore.
The collections are presented with regular renewals. The major piece, " The minautore " curtain of stage drawn by Pablo Picasso is not always presented. Of the temporary exhibitions, always very playful and appreciated of the public are programmed all along the year. As all others idled about of Toulouse, the entry to Les Abattoirs is free the first Sunday of the month.
Catwalk along the Garonne
While the centre of Toulouse clustered on the eastern bank of the Garonne can sometimes seem lacking in green space, the western bank (Saint-Cyprien) of the river provides a much more open and green atmosphere. In addition to the park along Avenue Charles le Fitte (see my tip about that attraction), there is also ample opportunity for those who want to go for a bit of a walk and enjoy views of the river. In particular, if you Rue de la Viguerie past the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques, you will eventually come to a quay along which you can follow the river until you get to the Hôpital de la Grave. In order to skirt the Hôpital, the city has created a special catwalk that, while not exactly glamorous, both cuts time off the longer trek around the bulk of the hospital and also allows you to get a more peaceful view of the river and of the opposite bank of the river.
The paw of Manolo
La patte de Manolo est toujours là même si le maître est parti à la retraite en 2001. Zarzuelas et paellas sont égales à elles-mêmes. Comme les danseuses sévillanes, toujours aussi affriolantes le samesi soir.
The paw of Manolo is always there even though the master left at the retirement in 2001. Zarzuelas and paellas are equal to themselves. As the dancers sévillanes, always as affriolantes the samesi evening.
The New Bridge - Le Pont Neuf
Between stream and channels, Toulouse counts many bridges.
Each possesses a clean history, and all are works of arts.
The New Bridge, is today the oldest usable bridge of Toulouse.
In 1305, the pope Clément V, of passage in the city, proposes the toulousains to construct, to his expenses a bridge of stone on the Garonne in return for the camaieux of the treasure of St.-Sernin offered by Charlemagne. The magistrates decline the offer, the pope leaves, very unhappy, the bridge is not constructed.
You can sees here one of the galleries, crowned of ashlar, arranged over to the of the batteries of the New Bridge, that permit the out-flow of the waters of the Garonne by strong rise in the water level. These galleries had to, to the origin, to be decorated of cads of lions.