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  • Fete de la musique, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France

    Fete de la musique, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France

    Fete de la Musique along the Garonne bank - © Patrice Nin

  • Les Siestes Electroniques, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France

    Les Siestes Electroniques, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France

    Les Siestes Electroniques - © Cedric Lange

  • Toulouse d'été, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France

    Toulouse d'été, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France

    Toulouse d'été - © Karine Lhemon

  • Place Saint-Georges, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France

    Place Saint-Georges, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France

    Place Saint-Georges, Toulouse - © Dominique Viet

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Fabulous Fireworks

In the summer each Thursday evening, listen to the fireworks pop at Cite de l’Espace, right next to the Ariane 5 rocket whilst the late night opening also allows for visitors to star gaze through telescopes in the park.

A vibrant city

The buzz of the town centre is a constant reminder of the exuberant life of Toulouse. Weave your way through narrow cobblestone streets and small squares to discover the Saint-Étienne quarter, brimming with secret and quirky charms.

Pulsating night life

At night the atmosphere is pure joie de vivre and exhilarating with a distinctly Toulousian atmosphere – warm, vibrant and impressive, it is the fourth largest city in France after all. There are hundreds of brilliant bars and for something a bit different, several times a year the covered markets hold late night opening events with tastings galore and dynamic music for a gourmet night out.

Festivals

There are more than 1000 events annually in Toulouse, summer soirees are often very lively and the “fiesta” is popular. Don’t miss Les Siestes Electroniques (June-July) and Toulouse d’Eté (July-August). The unique Festival Toulouse les Orgues held each October is an opportunity to listen to organ music and enjoy one of the best collections of organs in Europe.

Musical Magic

On Thursday at midday listen to free concerts. The eclectic programme of La Pause Musicale attracts a crowd of admiring spectators in the municipal hall of the Sénéchal in winter and in the courtyard of the Ostal d’Occitania when the weather is fine.

The Occitan Language

Dating back many centuries and classified a Gallo-Roman language, it’s said that Occitan is spoken by as many as two million people. You may notice some of the street signs in Toulouse are also in Occitan, as well as in the underground where you may hear all announcements translated from French to Occitan!

 

Around and about in Haute-Garonne

From July 13 to August 27, 2017, in the heart of the market halls and villages of Haute-Garonne enjoy “31 Notes d’Été” a series of 44 free shows organized by the county council.

Listen to the sound of jazz at the “Jazz sur son 31” festival, the highlight of the cultural season of Haute-Garonne from 28-31 July 2017. Click here to read more on all unmissable festivals in Haute-Garonne.