History/Histoire civilian, Toulouse

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  • Toulouse : the Garden of the Plants
    Toulouse : the Garden of the Plants
    by Klod5
  • Place of Capitole
    Place of Capitole
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  • History/Histoire civilian
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    History and modernity

    by Klod5 Updated Apr 20, 2003

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    Place of Capitole

    Favorite thing: 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,
    La basilique St.-Sernin
    et allez voir aussi, le soir, des quartiers comme St-Cyprien ou Arnaud Bernard, c'est là, que se trouve la vraie vie nocturne de Toulouse.

    Toulouse to been constructed at the first century. It is on a Gallo-Roman city, that the present city developed itself. In the old streets of the historic city, you can see numerous old houses.
    Don't miss the places remarkable of the city :
    The place of the Capitol that is the forum of the toulousians
    The banks of the Garonne,
    The basilica St -Sernin
    and go see also, in the evening, of the districts as St.-Cyprien or Arnaud Bernard, it is there, that is the true nocturnal life of Toulouse.

    Fondest memory: Ville cosmopolite et universitaire, Toulouse s'est enrichie de tous les métissages culturels de ceux qui se sont installés dans ses murs. En 1939 vingt-cinq mille espagnols, fuyant le régime de Franco s'installeront définitivement ici, et marqueront des quartiers entier de leur empreinte. L'immigration du Maghreb est plus récente, et redonne à Toulouse une couleur andalouse qu'elle avait déjà connue dès le moyen-age.
    Toulouse le jour est une ville animée, surtout dans les rues commerciales du centre historique. Toulouse le jour est une ville colorée, avec habitants de toutes les nationalités et toutes les couleurs et qui parlent toutes le langues du monde.
    Toulouse la nuit est une ville chaude et festive, avec des ambiances pour tous les goûts, de la plus classique à la plus exubérante.
    Enfin, Toulouse est la ville du "Bel Canto", du chant, aussi bien lyrique que populaire, et les chanteurs toulousains sont nombreux et célèbres.

    Cosmopolitan and academic city, Toulouse became richer of all miscegenations cultural of those that got settled in its walls. In 1939 twenty-five thousand Spanish, fleeing Franco's regime will get settled definitely here, and will mark some districts whole of their print. The immigration of Maghreb is more recent, and give back in Toulouse a color andalouse that it had already known since the moyen-age.
    Toulouse the day is an animate city, especially in the commercial streets of the historic center. Toulouse the day is a colorful city, with inhabitants of all nationalities and all colors and that speak all languages of the world.
    Toulouse it is overnight a hot and festive city, with ambiances for all tastes, of the most classic to the most immoderate.
    Finally, Toulouse is the city of the "Bel Canto", of the song, as very lyric as popular, and the singers toulousains is numerous and famous.

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    The column of April 10

    by Klod5 Written Mar 9, 2003

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    Toulouse - The column of April 10

    Favorite thing: This column commemorates the battle of Toulouse that took place April 10, 1814 (day of Easter), between the army of Spain of Soult (35 000 men), and the one of Wellington.

    This last arrived on Toulouse March 26, strong of 50 000 men, English, Spaniards and Portuguese.
    Soult had the opportunity time and again to crush the English advance, but the coldness with which the city had welcomed it, seem to have weighed on his decision not to persist in defending it, and to retire on Carcassonne.

    Fondest memory: Also the battle of Toulouse is it discerned, soon like a victory of Soult (since it could clear his army without having felt serious losses), soon like a defeat (since it abandoned Toulouse).

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    The Garden of the Plants

    by Klod5 Updated Mar 9, 2003

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    Toulouse : the Garden of the Plants

    Favorite thing: Arranged in 1886, it welcomes, the year follows the world fair.

    It is in the Garden of the Plants that one can see everything that remains the Castle Narbonnais, a tip of wall and a geminate window pair, of Arabian style.
    One placed the doors of the Arsenal and the Commutation there also.

    Once Toulouse knew how to honor its gardener : a monument commemorates the memory of the first sowers that worked in the Garden of the Plants.

    Fondest memory: Although it deteriorated a little with time (and the European instructions), it preserves a lot of appeals of my childhood.

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    Canal du Midi

    by Klod5 Written Mar 9, 2003

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    Canal du Midi

    Favorite thing: Pierre-Paul Riquet (1609-1680), baron de Bonrepos, undertake in 1662 the survey of the construction of the channel of the two seas, joining the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

    The king Louis XIV wishes to let an unforgettable memory of his reign, and, malgrès the mockeries of the court on " the gully of Riquet ", he orders, by stop of the advice of January 18, 1663, that the project is examined on the places of the future realization.

    By the edict of construction of October 5, 1666, Colbert allows the construction of the Royal Channel of the Languedoc.

    Pierre-Paul Riquet begins works November 17, 1667 and he return master of all difficulties met.

    Fondest memory: In the sixties, the Channel to good failed to disappear : little profitable because under used, a fast way project had to see to fill it.
    Fortunately this project didn't ever see the day, and all is put henceforth in work to make pleasant the sides of the Channel. The planning of the towpaths and the realization of tracks for bicycles, make a place preferred of the Toulousians for their walks of it.
    It is possible to rent some boats for hikes, and the inhabited barge presence, either transformed in restaurants, cabarets, room of spectacle, library or gallery of exhibition make henceforth of the Channel a very living place, while remaining quiet.

    Le Canal du Midi is classified henceforth to the world heritage of the UNESCO

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    Is just downstairs, from where...

    by almogaver Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Is just downstairs, from where I took this picture
    where Henri de Motmorency lose his head. This was one more between many bloody historys, but perhaps more
    romantic. When Richelieu showed the head to the crowd
    in the Capitolium square the people asked for revenge.
    All this was in the XVII century.

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