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Host Town: Toulouse (France)

© Patrice Nin
© Patrice Nin

At the heart of the South-West of France, on the banks of the Garonne and the Canal du Midi, the city of Toulouse enjoys an envi­able geo­graph­i­cal loca­tion due to its prox­im­i­ty to the Mediter­ranean Sea, the Pyre­nees and the Atlantic Ocean. Called the Pink City” because of the col­or of the brick of the build­ings and hous­es of its old bor­oughs, Toulouse is the 4th city of France with an urban area of 1.3 mil­lion inhab­i­tants. It’s the cap­i­tal of the Haute-Garonne depart­ment and one of the two main cities of the Occitanie.

Toulouse is also a big cul­tur­al city. Renowned musi­cal cul­ture, vis­i­ble thanks to the inter­na­tion­al fame of the Capitole’s Nation­al Orches­tra, to the opera and bal­lets of the Théâtre du Capi­tole, to the fes­ti­vals Piano aux Jacobins, Toulouse les Orgues and Rio Loco (world music). Then there are the muse­ums of the Augustins and the Abat­toirs that attract many plas­tic arts afi­ciona­dos. We should also men­tion the Marathon des Mots (fes­ti­val ded­i­cat­ed to read­ing), the Muse­um of Nat­ur­al His­to­ry, a Ciné­math­èque, an abun­dant Sai­son Pho­to, a Sai­son Cin­e­ma of near­ly 30 fes­ti­vals through­out the year and around thir­ty the­atres. Toulouse pro­pos­es a range of cul­tur­al activ­i­ties of a rare den­si­ty and diversity.