Built on a natural ford, the Bazacle has blocked the passage of the River Garonne since the 12th century. The 21 lords who ... More
Built on a natural ford, the Bazacle has blocked the passage of the River Garonne since the 12th century. The 21 lords who were the old equivalent of customs officers received payments in the form of flour for allowing people to cross. In 1907 the Toulouse Electricity Company took over the flourmills, thus allowing the inhabitants of Toulouse to have light. Today this hydroelectric factory (EDF-Bazacle) welcomes 65,000 visitors per year and puts on exhibitions concerning technical subjects, the environment and more. In spring and autumn youngsters watch enchanted the migration of sea salmon and trout through a window beneath the fish pass. Admission: free
Jean de Bernuy was a wealthy, 16th century woad merchant, whose fortune was large enough to put up bail for
François Ist when he was held prisoner by Charles Quint, and to build one of the most beautiful mansions ...
High above Toulouse, this vast necropolis is like a city within a city. Cypress and magnolia trees surround the richly
decorated tombs, and the exceptional site has an amazing view of the city below. Some famous locals are buried ...
Toulouse's abattoir, which closed in 1988, is now a museum. Paintings, sculptures, and photographs by more than 700 artists from
all over the world are on permanent exhibition. Always original, sometimes shocking, the works captivate the public; particularly enchanting ...