Recently, 30 members took a bus to Toulouse, the capital of the region
Occitania, visiting the Pink City. A guided tour through a maze of alleyways first took the group to Saint-Etienne Cathedral, whose style mixed Southern Gothic and Île de France, its magnificent gallery organ, suspended in a swallow’s nest and weighing 13 tons. Then a visit to private villas. During the Renaissance, the city, enriched by the trade in pastels, experienced a flourishing of opulent residences.
At 12 noon, a moment of relaxation for an excellent meal at the Père Léon restaurant, then, to ease digestion, board the Quai de la Daurade for a cruise with commentary on the Garonne and Brienne canals, allowing you to admire the bridges and monuments of Toulouse. The visit continues to the Museum of Old Toulouse, a magnificent Renaissance building that displays objects that evoke the history of the city in the Middle Ages, with the Red and Black story of the Capitol, reminiscent of the colors of the stadium in Toulouse.
Direction Place du Capitole, but the town hall is closed due to the demonstration. Plan B, the guide takes the group to the Basilica of Saint-Sernin, a gem of Romanesque art that is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Time to go back to Foix. Despite the announced disturbances, the participants took full advantage of this beautiful day. Date: today, Sunday, November 13 at the lottery in the multipurpose hall.