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Daytripping to Toulouse

5 Jun 2015

With the end of our year abroad rapidly approaching, Rowan and I decided to fit in one last day trip in our final week. Although Bordeaux was at the top of our list, it was too far away for a last minute visit, so we settled (and when I say settled, I mean that in the best way), for Toulouse.

Toulouse is apparently one of France's most underrated cities. It's also known to some as the 'Pink City' due to its dusty pink brick buildings. Although that kind of building is very familiar to those of us who live in the UK, it's a fairly unusual sight in France. I have gone on and on about the beautiful architecture in French towns and cities in many previous posts, and despite the brick buildings, Toulouse was very much the same. It actually reminded us slightly of London, because of the large River Garonne running through the city and the many bridges crossing it.

The first picture is from the top floor of Galeries Lafayette, where there was a fantastic little balcony/terrace that you could wonder along and admire the city. This was a little tip from someone who spent a semester in Toulouse, a tip which we were very grateful for as I doubt you would guess that you could go up five floors of a department store and find this without the help of someone who knows the city!

I can without a doubt vouch for the fact that Toulouse is a fantastic city. Although I only spent a day there, I can see why students on their year abroad there absolutely love it. Not only is it beautiful, but it's also busy, thriving, and there are so many shops! 

Imogen x

1 comment on "Daytripping to Toulouse"
  1. Oh wow, Toulouse looks like such a gorgeous little city! Id' love to visit the place one day! <3

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