Down in the South of France, where the violets bloom and the Garonne river flows, sits Toulouse – France’s fourth-largest city, known for its charm and slower way of life. Nicknamed “La Ville Rose” (or the Pink City), Toulouse earned its rosey moniker from the color of the terracotta bricks used to construct many of its most famous buildings. Here, a look at this often overlooked French destination that’s brimming with over 2000 years of history.
THE SIGHTSAldo Pavan CULTURE CLUB Elenathewise GO GOTHIC Jean-Pierre Lescourret
THE SMELLSLiu Hao / EyeEm LOCAL DISHES Hans-Georg Roth SMELL THE VIOLETS
THE SOUNDSAndia/UIG via Getty Images DRAMA ROOM Walter Bibikow CAFE LIFE
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