Flat Stanley

Barrett's Flat Stanley from Saranac Elementary School will be traveling around the world with Sara for the next few weeks, here is the update of his adventures.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Toulouse, France

Here is a little info about where we're going this coming weekend - of course the photos will follow later!!
Toulouse is the fourth largest city in France, after Paris, Marseille and Lyon. It is a city in southwest France on the banks of the Garonne River, it is the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region, half-way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea with close to 1.1 million residents. Toulouse's metropolitan area is the second largest in southern France & one of the fastest growing in Europe. It is the home base of the European aerospace industry, it is well known for some remarkable monuments and some worldwide famous products and companies (Concorde & Aerospatiale) hosts the headquarters of Airbus S.A.S.

The warm glow of red bricks and tiles gives Toulouse its nickname, "La ville rose" (the rose red city).

Sport is a tradition here, especially rugby, Toulouse being the head city for this sport in France.


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