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Midi-Pyrénées Favorites

  • Architecture civilian

    Toulouse Favorites

    One of the things I find enchanting about Toulouse are the balconies and grill work on homes. Having lived in New Orleans I have seen this before, but here in Toulouse the variety is really quite dramatic. While you are walking around the city make sure to look upwards, you will enjoy what you see. In particular look for figures of saints, bulls,...

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  • Impressions & Souvenirs

    Toulouse Favorites

    Its a city dear to us as wife's father comes from nearby,and we visit often. It is ,also, a city that I need to visit on business quite often. Its a wonderful pink city of France. Walking its marvelous around the canal du midi and the train station Matabiau:or the place Wilson. The historical college/ lycée Pierre-de-Fermat , it occupied the space...

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  • Arts & Museums

    Toulouse Favorites

    Sous les arcades, le peintre Moretti a réalisé, à grand frais une "galerue" que l'on ne remarque quère, car elle est peinte sous le plafond, alors que l'espace est constamment encombré par les tables des cafés, le présentoirs des marchands, les mendiants... de plus, l'endroit est très fréquenté par les pik-poquets et autres voleurs... Encore des...

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  • Urbanisme

    Toulouse Favorites

    Progressivement, Toulouse opère une mutation importante de son centre-ville. La diminution du trafic automobile amorcée grâce aux travaux effectués autour du Capitole dans le cadre de l’opération « Plus d’air pour le centre-ville », la mise en service de la ligne B du métro en 2007 et une pratique en hausse du vélo et de la marche à pied...

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  • Architecture religious

    Toulouse Favorites

    Au milieu du XI e siècle, l'église devenant trop petite pour accueillir les nombreux pèlerins qui faisaient halte à Toulouse sur le chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, on commença, sous la conduite de Raymond Gayrard, vers 1080, la construction du chevet de la vaste église actuelle. Le pape Urbain II en consacra le coeur le 24 mai 1096. In the...

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  • Garonne river & banks

    Toulouse Favorites

    Les quais, tels que nous les connaissons aujourd'hui datent du XIX° siècle, lorsque les digues furent érigées pour proteger la ville des crues du fleuve. C'est une agréable promenade familliale depuis que la police en a chassé les dealers. The embankments, as us know them today date the XIX° century, when the dams were erected to protect the city...

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  • History/Histoire civilian

    Toulouse Favorites

    Toulouse à été construite au premier siècle. C'est sur une ville gallo-romaine, que la présente ville s'est développé. Dans les vieilles rues de la ville historique, vous pouvez voir de nombreuses vieilles maisons. Ne manquez pas les lieux remarquable de la ville: La place du Capitole qui est le forum des toulousains Les berges de la Garonne,...

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  • History/Histoire religious

    Toulouse Favorites

    Apres la Revolution Francaise, en 1812, suite a la suppression, en 1790, des communautes religieuses, et aux requisitions militaires, l'enclos des Jacobins est transforme en quartier d'artillerie. L'espace interieur est transforme par deux planchers qui mutilent les grandes ouvertures. Le rez de chaussee est utilise pour les chevaux... le...

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  • Walks and rides in the Tarn

    wonderful to ride a car, beautiful country of my family,wife's side. and great walks amongst historical quaint Streets, buildings and places.The best way to know the country is to arrive from whatever means and then set out to walk the place, just great. France of course.1) Les Américains,Lavaur is a bar, brasserie right on the main road Lavaur...

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  • Walk Castres

    Castres is a nice city to walk, it has its narrow Streets but also wide big avenues with wonderful architecture and nice gardens.Its a must to walk in France, you see so much more. Castres will make you come back.there are many wooden houses dating back to the middle ages and onwards. walking the gardens of the bishops as they once roam there....

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  • The Origins of Realism in Cave Art at...

    There is some convincing evidence that ancient cave artists blew their pigments onto porous wall surface from reeds, as their operative technic. They did not have brushes and the only other method would be to shape "chalks" from stones and charcoal sticks that could be rubbed on surfaces. However, that method could not be easily blended with...

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  • Millau

    Millau is a small city to the foot of the causse of the Larzac.In border of the Share, it is the capital of the glove making, and the center of expedition of the famous cheese of Roquefort. Obligated passage on the routes of vacations of all those that live in the center of France, it is also, the days of big departures, a famous black point for...

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  • Mirepoix

    Although Mirepoix has, with its Lords, marked history at the time of the crusade against the albigeois, little material trace subsist. The lords of Levy, faithful of Simon of Montfort, had become Lords of Mirepoix, following the dispossession of the family of Mirepoix. The bastide is founded in 1279, after a flooding due to the rupture of the dam...

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  • Foix

    Foix is a small city to the foot of the Pyrenees. Surrounded with high mountains, it is, on the road that leads to Andorra, an obligatory stage. To the middle age, the counts of Foix reigned on the whole region. Quarrelsome and impetuous, Gaston Phoebus the count of Foix reigned without sharing of the Mediterranean until the middle of the...

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  • Cordes en Ciel

    Cordes en Ciel is a medieval village, perched on a rocky peg. One assigns him a history important Cathar. Probably hardly more that the other villages of the region. It doesn't remove anything to beauty from this village to the beautiful houses of stone shut in by a surrounding wall to the numerous monumental doors. The village, forbidden to the...

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  • Albi

    Albi is sister of Toulouse, one recovers the red brick, the houses of corondage, there. In the countries of the center city, one recognizes the southern languor, and the inhabitants who discuss, seated before their house. As in Toulouse, Albi is a ' city rose', the houses are constructed in bricks of terracotta. It gives to the city its cordial...

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  • The Volvestre

    The Volvestre is a natural region in the valley of the Arize, surrounded with small hills. The villages are numerous, more beautiful the some that the other: Carbonne, very close to the Garonne (Covered market, church...) Rieux-Volvestre (one of the most beautiful villages of France) Montesquieux-Volveste (a bastide in breve, covered market and...

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  • To the foot of the Pyrenees, the...

    In the region Midi-Pyrenees, the natural regions, former barony inheritance, exist. The Comminges he spreads Muret (or St. -Elix le Chateau) until the foot of the mountains. It is a region of cultures of the cereals in plains, and of raising, in the small hills. Many villages and bastides have an obvious tourist appeal: Cazeres, Martres-Tolosannes,...

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  • Villemur sur Tarn - The suspended bridge

    The rises in the water level of the Tarn are abrupt and violent. Until the XIX th century the bridges were regularly taken away by the violence of the streams. The progress of the engineers of this century have permitted to construct, in every village, of the metallic bridges, of this type, that didn't risk to be taken away at the time of the...

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  • Villemur sur Tarn

    In the North of the Haute-Garonne, the small city of Villemur-sur-Tarn is full of tourist appeals. You will be able to admire its monuments: The Tour de Defense (Tower of Defense) The Grenier du Roi (King's Attic )The suspended bridge You will also take advantage of the lodgings and rooms and tables of host The Office of the Tourism is situated in...

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