After close consultation with the local community, we have decided to wait for better times till we come back to Toulouse with TiT.
Thank you for your understanding, Ludo
Toulouse, Heart of the South: At the heart of the Midi region, Toulouse has always occupied an important place in the South-West of France. This 2000-year-old history shows itself in an architecture of brick and tiles that is typical of the cities, villages, and farms of the Midi-Pyrenees region. Reflections of the golden light on the brick of Toulouse have earned it the name of the ‘Ville Rose.’ This very special coloring confers an atmosphere in the city that is at once gentle and warm. Toulouse, France’s fourth biggest city, is bubbling over with life.There’s nothing like a stroll around the historic center, walking alongside the Garonne and the Canal du Midi, or stopping in one of the many cafés whose terraces spill out onto the streets. All over the city, the ambiance is friendly, tinged with the well-meaning familiarity that is particular to the people of SouthernFrance. Toulouse is also a major shopping destination. All the major internationally-renowned brands in fashion, design, leather goods and jewelry are represented in Toulouse. The city neighborhoods also live by the rhythm of the open-air and covered markets. Here you’ll find local products from the Midi-Pyrenees, which is one of the South-West’s most important gastronomic regions – producing wine, foie gras, cheeses, charcuterie, and of course cassoulet – the Toulousain dish par excellence. Toulouse, Time and history2,000 years of Toulousain history have left the city scattered with a first-rate heritage that is representative of the Southern French style at various moments in history.The Saint-Sernin basilica, a jewel of 11th and 12th century Roman art, is an important stage on the Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrimage. It is home to the grave of Saint Saturnin, first bishop of Toulouse in the 3rd century. The Jacobins convent buildings are visited for their Southern-French gothic architecture including the amazing “palm-tree”, a pillar from which twenty-two branches stem.At the heart of the antique dealer’s quarter, the Saint Etienne cathedral bears witness to the evolution of several styles of sacred architecture. The city is also very rich in Renaissance townhouses: hôtel de Bernuy, hôtel d’Assézat, hôtel de Pierre… Not to forget the Capitole, currently the City Hall, with its magnificently decorated historic rooms and the immense ‘place’ with its Occitan cross. Sneaking a peek under a porch can sometimes reveal stunning gardens and façades. 19th century industrial buildings renovated as cultural venues prolong the tradition of brick – such as the Galerie du Château d’Eau, the Musée des Abattoirs or the Bazacle – a permanent exhibition space on the banks of the Garonne
What more is there to do:
For those that arrive early, on Thursday evening we go and join the regular Thursday evening milonga at Tangueando (we have a reduced entrance fee).
On Friday, we have reserved a professional guide to show us a different view of this wonderful city. Art Deco and Art Nouveau in Toulouse: The “new” 19th century
Cost 15 Euro per person, duration 135 minutes.
Where to stay:
The venue Tangueando is situated at 300 meter from the main train station Matabiau.
We have negotiated a reduced price at the beautiful Grand Hôtel d'Orléans, only 150 meter from the venue. Details of the offer will be send along with the registration confirmation.
Other sleeping options are easily available in the neighborhood.
Pricing & Registration
We welcome all dancers that enjoy double role dancing.
No need to register with a partner.
We all dance with each other.
Is your friend/partner (still) a single role dancer? You are both welcome.
Your participation fee is 130 €
Accommodation is not included.
Payments upon arrival.