This first weekend of October promises to be busy in Toulouse with the arrival of Fashion-week, the start of the 26th edition of the “Cinespaña” festival, the return of the Saint-Michel festival, the adventures in virtual reality of the Virtual Room or the journey through time of the Epok’Tour. Here are our ideas for outings.
Virtual reality experience
Virtual reality space Virtual room has just opened its doors in Labège, near Toulouse. Inside, in a team of two to four people, you can take part in an immersive journey through time thanks to various virtual reality devices developed by the French start-up. Two courses are available on the theme of adventure games and Hollywood films. One goal: to save the world. They are carried out with the help of headsets, integrated microphones and joysticks.
Useful information : for all reservations, contact 05 17 02 00 14. Address: 457, l’Occitane in Labège.
This weekend, the start of the Spanish film festival
- “Extraterrestrial” by Nacho Vigalondo at the film library at 2:15 pm Saturday
- “La niña de fuego” by Carlos Vermut at Gaumont Wilson at 5 pm Saturday
- “Été 93” by Carla Simón in the Le Cratère room at 9 p.m. on Saturday
- «Aqui y alli, diary of an exile of Emma Fariñas at the José Cabanis media library at 3 pm Sunday
- “O fim do mundo” by Basil da Cunha at Gaumont Wilson at 9:20 pm Sunday
Useful information : The whole program and the synopses of the films are to be discovered on the website of the event. Reservations are made independently, depending on the broadcast rooms. A “Cinespaña pass” is also available : 22 euros for four films, 40 euros for ten films and 49 euros for unlimited films.
Fashion Week is also happening in Toulouse
The Fashion week is also taking place in Toulouse this weekend, organized under the aegis of the Institut des arts et de la mode. A decor on the theme of Alice in Wonderland’s “Wonderland”, composed of giant mushrooms, lollipops and oversized sugar canes, an eerie cemetery, luminous clouds and biting snakes, is installed on the square of the Departmental Council, within the Republic pavilion. It will host the shows of Tonye Fashion and 17 other international designers, from Toulouse, Paris, but also from Poland, Niger, Algeria, Asia, Russia and England from 9 p.m.
In addition to the 450 seats, a giant screen will be installed so as not to miss any of the parades. Admission is free, but a fundraiser is organized on the HelloAsso website to finance the projects of the various fashion and arts sectors of the city.
Return of the Saint-Michel funfair
The Saint-Michel funfair is back in Toulouse since September 24 and until October 17 in the Zénith car park. The opportunity, this weekend, to taste a cotton candy or a candy apple in the middle of the 130 attractions installed for the occasion. We find in particular: the labyrinth, the carousel and traditional duck fishing for children, but also the ghost train and the haunted castle for the bravest. Different rides, such as the colorful Billa Bong, the furious Eclipse or the King power also promise you sacred sensations.
Useful information : The sanitary pass and the wearing of a mask are compulsory. The rides are open from 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Rates defined according to the attractions.
Toulouse in the enlightenment
A guided tour is organized by the Epok’Tour agency on Sunday October 3 in the Saint-Étienne district to discover what life was like in Toulouse at the end of the 18th century, shortly before the French Revolution. A costumed guide-lecturer will play “Madame de Cambon”, descendant of Pierre-Paul Riquet, designer of the Canal du Midi.
Useful information : The departure is given at 2 pm on the place of the Cathedral (14 place Saint-Etienne). The tour lasts about an hour and a half in the city center. Reservations required on theTourist Office orEpok’Tour.