Toulouse appeals to all five senses: between the colours and textures of bright flowers, the scent and taste of local fare, and the sounds of the French language, you’ll be overcome by a rush of influence. Its location between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and its role as the gateway to the Pyrenees mountain range is just another one of its outstanding features. The old capital of Languedoc, France’s fourth largest city, and the metropolis known as “La Ville en Rose” (City in Pink) keeps tourists flooding Toulouse time after time.
Aside from the many attractive tourist sites, Toulouse is also known for its proficiency in the aero-space industry. The Toulouse Space Centre is headquartered here, driving in companies such as the Airbus and Aerospatiale. Steeped in aviation history, Toulouse is both the landmark of the first regular airline taking off of French soil, and also the birthplace of Clement Adler, the ‘Father of Aviation’. Despite its progression in the sky, Toulouse somehow managed to miss the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, and has since been known as a sleepy, historical town balanced by universities and growth. Throughout the area are more than 300 different types of organs awaiting your arrival during the Annual Organ Festival.