Toulouse is the fifth largest City in France and the first stop in France on our great European Road Trip. We stayed at the Pullman Toulouse Centre which is between the canal and the Jardin Pierre Goudouli, the Place du Capitole and the river.
To start our first full day in Toulouse we founda nice boulangerie for a bit of orange juice and a pain au chocolat. We then sat in the Jardin Pierre Goudouli on a nice sunny bench and reviewed the tour book and the map provided by the hotel. We found a handful of must see locations, mapped the route and headed out.
|Starting off at the Carousel in |
the Jardin Pierre Goudouli.
|Place du Capitole|
|Place due Capitole|
|Winding streets of old Toulouse - reminds|
me of Paris or New Orleans.
|Basilica Saint Semin|
|Another view of the Basilica|
|Every French City has a Pont Neuf (Old Bridge), right?|
|Our lunch destination - quiet, unassuming, delicious|
After lunch we continued our trek of "must-sees" to the Jardin du Grand-Rond. We walked along the canal (and expressway feeder ramps). The jardin (park/garden) was pretty empty - we were there on a weekday during holiday season though. We saw less than half dozen other people in the park - so strange.
|Fountain in Jardin du Grand-Rond|
|A Bus, a Street Car and a Bike in flowers.|
Have you been to Toulouse? What is your favorite part of the City? Is your favorite part of the day when you take your first bite of pain au chocolate too?
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