Through Thibaut Calatayud
The bad weather should not prevent you from enjoying this first weekend of December. Especially since many events are organized around Toulouse. Here are our outing ideas for the days of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December 2021.
# 1. Take a tour of the Lantern Festival
This first weekend of December is also the first weekend since the inauguration of the Lantern Festival of Blagnac, at the gates of Toulouse. Officially open since Wednesday 1uh December to Ritoure parkt, the event offers an incredible spectacle thanks to 45 paintings made up of 2,500 lanterns made by artisans from Sichuan province, China.
Before you head there, here’s everything you need to know:
# 2. Take a walk to the Christmas market
The month of December is also an opportunity to take a look at the Christmas market From toulouse. Installed on the Place du Capitole, it welcomes 120 chalets. The opportunity to eat well and find some gifts to add under the tree. The ice skating rink is also making its return to the legendary Place de la Ville Rose.
# 3. Vide-dressing
All weekend, the Toulouse vide-dressing room will take place in the city center, in the old TUI premises, 12 rue Labéda. On the program, as with each edition: big brands) low prices like Sandro, The Kooples, Maje, Zara, “but also vintage-inspired clothes, jewelry and new items”, specify the organizers.
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 12, rue Labéda.
Entrance fee: 2 euros (valid for both days).
Info and registrations on the Toulouse vide-dressing site.
# 4. Several exhibitions to discover in the Pink City
Culture lovers will be delighted. Many exhibitions are to be discovered in Toulouse. Until December 30, 2021, the exhibition “What is this shit?” “ is to be found between the quays Saint-Pierre and of The sea bream. Behind this event, on found Ouch, a young artist from Toulouse specializing in “lethargic art”. The principle is simple: handwritten sentences in black exposed on a white background, with messages full of self-deprecation that inevitably catch the eye.
From this Saturday until March 6, 2022, a large retrospective is dedicated to Jean Dieuzaide to Convent of the Jacobins. The town hall of Toulouse, which owns most of the Dieuzaide fund, presents more than 200 works and archives, sometimes unpublished, by this talented, demanding and prolific photographer, who has worked tirelessly for almost 60 years, combining commissions – press, industry, publishing and institutions – and personal explorations.
At Paul Dupuy museum, an exhibition called “Arts of Islam, a past for a present” is to be discovered until March 15, 2022. Centuries of Arab-Muslim history are told through sublime works, some on loan from the Louvre museum.
# 5. Participate in the ugly sweater world championship
Is the Albi Expos Park, in the Tarn, that this “prestigious” competition takes place. The organizers recall that “the most vintage, offbeat, ugly and surprising sweaters are accepted”.
For this fifth edition, five categories will be represented: children (6 to 17 years old), adults (18 to 99 years old), duos, groups or families (3 to 6 people) and finally the mullet cut. But the jury warns: it “reserves the right to create new categories according to the sweaters presented”.
For candidates, the meeting is at 10 a.m. at Pull Moche stand for the registration of the application.
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