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Toulouse Travel Guide

Toulouse travel guide

Toulouse is located 705km (438 miles) southwest of Paris, 245km (152 miles) southeast of Bordeaux, and 97km (60 miles) west of Carcassonne. It is the fourth-largest city in France and is the gateway to the Pyrenees mountain range. It is an agricultural market centre, and an aero-research centre and one of the great cities for French art (It has seven fine museums).

The food in Toulouse and in the rest of the Midi Pyrenees region, could be rated among France's most celebrated. This city is situated half-way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and had a population of about 1.1 million inhabitants in 2006. Toulouse is well known because it's the high-tech centre of the aerospace industry in Europe. It hosts the headquarters of Airbus S.A.S. and the National Center for Space Research, which has had its headquarters here for more than 3 decades.

Toulouse is a very beautiful city with a lot of buildings of architectural importance, gardens and squares. It is also a culture venue as a result of being the centre of Europe's aerospace industry and space programme. Toulouse was once the capital of the Visigoths and later became the centre of the comtes de Toulouse (counts of Toulouse).

Toulouse, France
Toulouse, France

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