I would definitely propose...
I would definitely propose Coffee/tea and crepe at the Sherpa at rue du Taur ,close to Capitole square.Absolutely THE place to taste DELICIOUS crepes, listen to good music and catch up with your friends! The truth is that now that i am back home i miss my friends from Toulouse.But one of my best memories (didn't seem like good one when we lived it every single night!!) was the promenade we made from our residence to Pl. St.Pierre ,by the river ,the 'allee de Brienne'.
The red roof of Toulouse
Méconu des Touristes (sauf de ceux qui regarderont mes pages sur VT), un lieu insolite de Toulouse que vous devez connaître !
Au dernier étage du grand magasin "Les Nouvelles Galeries", il y a une cafétéria panoramique, avec une terrasse qui surplombe les toits de Toulouse. Si ce que l'on mange là n'est pas extraordinaire, la visite est surtout pour le coup d'oeil, le point de vue.
On voit ici le toit du Donjon du Capitole, ainsi que celui de l'Hôtel de Ville, plus loin, à droite, le clocher de st-Cernin, et de la droite vers la gauche, le clocher mur de l'église du Taur, et la tour de St-Pierre des Cuisines.
Unrecognized of the Tourists (except those that will look at my pages on VT), a place unusual of Toulouse that you must know!
To the last floor of the department store "Les Nouvelles Galleries ", there is a panoramic cafeteria, with a terrace that overhangs the roofs of Toulouse. If what one eats there is not extraordinary, the visit is especially for the glance, the point of view.
One sees here the roof of the Dongeon du Capitole, as well as the one of the city hall, farther, on the right, the bell-tower of St-Cernin, and of the right toward the left, the bell-tower wall of the church of the Taur, and the tower of St.-Pierre des Cuisines.
Ostal de l'Occitània
The Maison de l’Occitanie is a sort of cultural and activist centre that strives to protect the Occitan language and culture and to encourage their adoption and reinvigoration by the people of Toulouse. It offers all sorts of courses on Occitan and the culture of the area, as well as small art exhibits, performances and the like. I don’t believe that there is a bookstore – at least I didn’t see one. In truth, the Maison de l’Occitanie is nothing special if you are not interested specifically in the culture and language of the south of France. There are no big exhibits or explanations (unfortunately) and the centre serves more as a meeting place for enthusiasts than a pro-active centre for recruitment of Occitan speakers. Nevertheless, if you’re traveling through the Pyrenees and are interested in the local cultures and the movements in their defense, it is instructive to stop by the centre and have a look at what it is engaged in.
The Maison de l'Occitanie is at 11 rue Malcousinat, just off of Rue des Changes, a block north of Rue Metz.
Price: Its a bit more expensive but worth every penny! The quality of both food and wine is top-notch and the atmosphere is great!
Atmosphere: This place does get quite busy after 11 on weekends, so if it's relaxation and calm you are looking for, have an early meal. The Wine is excellent!! Favorite Tapas: Mussels in red sauce and the small fried fish 'pescaditos fritos'. Hmmm...
A St. Sernin Visit: The Miegeville Door (3)
The Miegeville Door (Occitan “mieja vila”, center of town, which it faces) is halfway along the nave and was built in the 1110-15 period. At the same time the school of sculptors were working on the Great Tympanum for Moissac, which served as the prototype for all that followed. This panel is a simplified version of the plan, probably in part because it is for a much narrower doorway. The construction is the same: large carved bas-relief panels above and smaller ones below as a lintel, secured and separated by a decorative floral band. Note that the Ascending Christ is bearded (not clean-shaven as he is in the earlier Ambulatory here and that the supporting angels do not use a mandorla). The Apostles below and the Acclaiming Angels above have Archaic hair or headgear, folded garments and hyper extended feet. Since the carving is excellent and the figures show plasticity and movement, this technic may indicate a desire to be “conservative” and does not mean lack of skill. On the jamb edges one of the supporting ends has a David and his Harp. There are figurated capitals on the jamb columns and these are finer than those on the Counts’ Door, being 30 years further on.(illustrated are an Annunciation and Visitation). The cornice has the finest modillions.