Directory:Toulouse, France

MyWikiBiz, Author Your Legacy — Monday September 27, 2021
Jump to navigationJump to search
Ville de Toulouse
Toulouse.jpg
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne (31)
Mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc
Area  
 - City 118 km²
Population  
 - City (2004) 431,500
 - Density 3,648/km²


Toulouse is located in the region of Midi-Pyrénées, and is the fourth largest city in France.

Culture

oulouse, known as the Ville Rose ("Pink City") for its distinctive brick architecture, is host to a rich and diverse culture. It has a thriving scene of unusually beautiful graffitis, with the painter Miss Van at its forefront. Toulouse was the home of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), most famous for his book Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince). There is a permanent gallery with numerous photos, and some of his works, located in the Hotel du Grand Balcon - just off the Place du Capitole - where he stayed. (The Bohemian painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec lived in Paris and shared only his name with Toulouse).

The city's gastronomic specialties include Saucisses de Toulouse, a type of herb sausage, cassoulet Toulousain, a bean and pork stew, and garbure, a cabbage soup with poultry. Also, foie gras, the liver of an overfed duck or goose, is a delicacy mainly made in the Midi-Pyrénées.

External links

<adsense> google_ad_client = "pub-3695520715701375"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 15; google_ad_format = "728x15_0ads_al"; //2007-02-09: Centiare google_ad_channel = "0332613634"; google_color_border = "336699"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "0000FF"; google_color_text = "000000"; google_color_url = "008000"; </adsense>
<adsense> google_ad_client = "pub-3695520715701375"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; google_ad_format = "728x90_as"; google_ad_type = "text_image"; //2007-02-09: Centiare google_ad_channel = "0332613634"; google_color_border = "336699"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "0000FF"; google_color_text = "000000"; google_color_url = "008000"; </adsense>