Toulouse: a thrilling agenda for the All Saints holidays
Summer is barely coming to an end and Toulouse is already one of the destinations most caught up in French booking trends for All Saints’ Day, thanks to its still mild climate and its sense of warm hospitality. An overview of the highlights for families for the school holidays in the Pink City, against a background of red bricks and autumn leaves.
Holidays full of adventure and experiences
In Toulouse, vacations are an anti-gloom remedy: Toulouse’s major tourist sites offer events and activities suitable for the whole family on All Saints’ Day.
Key event of the school holidays at the Halle de La Machine: the Grande Impro
A team of Grands Agitateurs (builders, dancers, actors, directors, clowns, musicians) is determined to revisit the stories of the machines and emblematic scenes of the shows of the La Machine Company. Who built what, how and why? During 15 days, it will be a question of archeology, anthropology, revelation and even construction on sight in the middle of the great mechanical bestiary of the Halle de La Machine. La Grande Impro will also host special events: musical weekend on October 23 and 24 with the Léguevin harmony orchestra, Awakening of the Menzimuck weekend (half forest machine, half spider shovel) on October 30 and 31 .
For young and old alike in search of thrills (Halloween obliges), All Saints’ Day will be the opportunity to visit the Magic and Witchcraft exhibition at the Toulouse Museum. But also to take a themed guided tour such as the Toulouse of Magic, with a real magician or Crime and Terror, a night visit evoking its tragic stories such as the Martyr of Saint-Sernin or the Calas Affair …,
Fans of Thomas Pesquet? See you at the Space City to visit the “Alpha Mission Monitoring” exhibition-event before the astronaut returns to earth. For those who do not want to come down to earth, destination The Flight of the Pioneers and its temporary exhibition which celebrates Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and the museum Aeroscopia to board legendary planes from all eras …
Not to be missed at Quai des Savoirs, the last days of the “De l’Amour” exhibition (until November 7), and the festive, free and offbeat rendezvous “Lights on the Quay” (from October 16 to November 7), mixing arts and sciences with street performances, installations, meetings-discussions, strolls, demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions inside and outside the museum.
Event ! A great lady in Toulouse
She has already traveled abroad three times, but had never left her cozy nest in the Abbey of Cluny to go elsewhere in France… For the first time, the mythical Lady with the Unicorn will be loaned to a museum French, to Toulouse slaughterhouses, Museum – FRAC Occitanie, for a stay of 3 months from October 30. The museum of modern and contemporary art intends to put this exceptional work of the 15th century into dialogue.th century with more modern works, such as ” The remains of the minotaur in Harlequin costume » (1936), theater stage curtain offered by Pablo Picasso to the Ville Rose in 1965 and one of the treasures of the Abattoirs collection (visible only a few months a year).
© My only desire, hanging of the Lady with the Unicorn, circa 1500 RMN-Grand Palais – Cluny museum – National museum of the Middle Ages – Michel Urtado
And always for travelers in search of nature and fresh air, the fun or sporting outdoor activities of Granhota, activities along the water: boat cruises, bike rental, to discover Toulouse and its surroundings from the Garonne and the Canal du Midi.
Roll on winter … to travel in light
For the next winter season, Toulouse Métropole invites young and old dreamers to its brand new flagship event: the Blagnac Lantern Festival, which will be held for the first time from 1uh
December 2021 to 1uh February 2022, thus including the Chinese New Year. The ticket office is already open (13/16 €) at https://lanternes.festik.net/.
In an 8-hectare park, in addition to performances by artists from the Sishuan Opera and a craft market, more than 800 giant lanterns will offer a unique show made up of paintings representing Chinese culture and mythology, impressive dinosaurs Jurassic, and novelties devoted to the history of aviation in connection with the identity of Toulouse, capital of aeronautics, with tributes to Clément Ader, Saint-Exupéry and Latécoère.
This festival thus reinforces the national influence of the Toulouse metropolis and completes the