Seven 75: Creation of the bookstore situated to the site of the present Shades Half notes 2. Three people work there in 90 m². Two evenments is going to mark the evolution of the bookstore in the beginning of the years 80: the FNAC becomes implanted in Toulouse, and August 10, 1981, it is the entry in force of the Law on the unique price of the book.
It is the opportunity for the Bookstore to take part in search of new ways, of new markets, in order to demonstrate that there is a possibility to reconsider the profession while taking advantage of these new bases.
It is therefore also the moment or she/it invests, major partnership valley (entry to the capital of the Editions de Minuit) and enlarges.
In March 82, Shades Half notes, while taking the local common of the Japies typewriters, pass of 90 to 350 m², and create new rays: History, paperback books, Fine arts and Blvd.
86: Creation of a specialized pochothéque (to the site of the present Shades Half note II)
89: The bookstore enlarges all over again: of 350 m² one passes to 800 m², with the opening of a boardroom and exhibition of 80m², the creation of the ray youth, and the extension of all others rays. The team passes 10 then to 18 people.
95: Creation of the bookstore of journeys Shades Half note II - 90 m2 dedicated to the guides, cards, narrations, beautiful books on all countries of the world.
00: October 2000, opening to the 9 Rue de Gestes of a bookstore youth and of a new room of expostions and proceedings. All spaces communicate between them with the exception of the bookstore of tourism. One can cross the islet Gambetta - Gesture - Saint - Rome thus on more of fifty meters, in an environment of books.
2002: Opening of the basement to Shades White IIS (journeys) 48 Rue Gambetta, of 50 m2 and 20 m of linear supplementary to the profit of the nature book and leisures. Réaménagement of the sector " tourism ".
What to buy: On this day equips it is constituted of 23 booksellers and 8 administrative.
Finally mention some prominent facts of the history of the bookstore. Shades Half notes are in 84 one 6 founding members of " the Eye of the independent bookseller Letter " grouping auto dissolves in 96 and that regrouped until 50 booksellers. In 90, the bookstore gets the Big National Price of the Cultural enterprise. Finally, Shades Half notes are by its leading member of the board of directors of the Union of the French bookstore.
The luxury of a big house, for the wallets garnished goods. in this grocery store of the place Victor Hugo, you will find the best gastronomic products of the region.
Of the bottles of wines selected with care, of the rare and thin alcohols. You will also find the regional products, of the fruits and vegetables, of the spices and coffees.
What to buy: The place Victor Hugo, and its covered market is one places mythical of Toulouse, it is an ambiance that, to it only is a whole poem.
Lucien Vanel, the big cook said: " I go there always at the first hour, to have the best products ".
To the first floor of the covered market, an alignment of restaurants, popular, permits to taste a simple kitchen but of quality.
What to pay: As many high quality products, to a price in report.
Not only does the proprietor know wine, but he speaks and understands English! If you are looking for gifts or to add to your cellar -- WOW! -- this is the place to go. It's not a big shop, yet it has a fairly large selection of local wines. I'm assuming he would ship for you too, although I have always enjoyed my purchases while in Toulouse or carried them home in my carry-on luggage.
What to buy: White wine. Red wine. Champagne. Armanac.
When I was there in Nov 2004, he had these wonderfully decorated bottles that said "Toulouse" on them. They made great gifts at about 10 euro each.
Tell the man what you want and he will help you select it. My first request back in 2003 was a nice dry white apertif type wine to sip at your hotel before going out to dinner? He sold me a bottle for 7 or 8 euro. Again, WOW! It was a local white that was similar in style and substance to a white burgandy. I cannot think of anything comparable in the US but figure it would go for $20-$25 a bottle here. Besides red and white wines, I have purchased champagne from him and armanac and a liquer called "violette". (Unless you like very sweet liquors, stay away from the "violette". I bought it 'cause the violet is the flower of Toulouse.) Other than the violette, I have been more than pleased.
What to pay: As little as 4 euro to 100 euro plus for some of the aged armanacs and brandies and rare champagnes... Good whites can be had in the 7-12 euro range and good reds can be had in the 10-20 euro range...
Le lundi 9 septembre, l'Espace Stade Toulousain a ouvert ses portes.
350 m2 de rayonnages où vous trouverez :
. Tous les équipements officiels NIKE du club
. Une gamme élargie de textiles NIKE
. Des collections de chaussures sport et loisirs NIKE
. Les collections de vêtements STADE TOULOUSAIN dessinés par VILLARET avec les nouvelles lignes Femme, Junior, et Bébé !
. Tous les produits GILBERT : Ballons, Casques, Protections
. La collection sportswear complète NTK
. Une billetterie pour toutes les rencontres du Stade Toulousain
What to buy: Monday September 9, the space Stade Toulousain opened its doors.
350 m2 of shelvings where you will find :
. All facilities official NIKE of the club
. A range widened of NIKE textiles
. Of the collections of shoes sport and NIKE leisures
. The collections of clothes STADE TOULOUSAIN drawn by VILLARET with the new lines Woman, Junior, and Baby!
. All GILBERT products: Balls, Helmets, Protections,
. The collection sportswear completes NTK
. A billetterie for all matchs of the Stade Toulousain
At Brosson, are presented all shapes of hat elegantly, in all trains, all colors, all sizes. And this, as much for the ladies as for the gentlemen.
What to buy: The hats are presented elegantly on supports, either stacked. Often the seller's help is so necessary the choice is cornelian !
The Rue St. Rome is the most former street pedestrian of Toulouse.
Useless to specify that it became, since the most commercial street. At every house there is a boutique. A lot of stores of clothes and shoes, but also the books, the disks, the jewelries, and full of essential things because they don't serve to anything.
The street is often enlivened by artists of street : painters or musicians or jugglers...
What to buy: While making the stores, you can also admire the houses, that date the XV th and XVI th centuries for the more part.
Some days, there is affluence that it is very difficult to walk on the paved pavement so.
Attention, those days to the pickpockets who often prowl in this street.
Of the buttons, there is some of all ways: of the pearly, of the in glass, of the made of china, of the golden... by thousand !
You will also find in this boutique of the gold sons, the stripes, the buckles, the ribbons.
What to buy: It is THE boutique that makes reference to all the seamstresses of the region.
The Pere Leon is one of the former bars of the Esquirol place. The establishment to been modernized, but, behind zinc, the bottles have not been touched. Some are there since more of one century !
Is their value inestimable (because of the dust ?).
What to buy: The Esquirol place was the center of the Gallo-Romane city .
The construction of an import station of subway made some, again, a very living center of life toulousaine.
The boutique invites the women in an universe of luxury, beauty, femininity and pleasure where all is symbol.
As this helical staircase, of the XVIII th century, that doesn't lead nowhere, picture of the useless, indispensable gas of the luxury.
Les boutiques de la zone internationale de l'aéroport proposent, comme partout des produits de luxe détaxés.
Ici, vous trouverez les produits régionaux :
Foie gras du Gers, Vins de Gaillac, Cahors ou Fronton, Violettes de Toulouse et tous les produits dérivés, Armagnac et autres alcools locaux...
The boutiques of the international zone of the airport propose, as everywhere of the products of luxury free of tax.
Here, you will find the regional products:
Foie gras of Gers, Wines of Gaillac, Cahors or Fronton, Violets of Toulouse and all derivative products, Armagnacs and other local alcohols...