VIDEO. Toulouse seen from the sky (9/20). Discover the Chalets – Bayard – Saint-Aubin – Dupuy districts
By Pascal PALLAS
Like you’ve never seen them! Thanks to the drone of Actu Toulouse, you will discover from above and in video the Chalets – Bayard – Saint-Aubin – Dupuy districtsmaking up district 3 of sector 1-Toulouse centre.
Two steps from Toulouse city centerthese historically rich neighborhoods combine residential, economic and commercial characteristics and are therefore very popular and talked about.
Discover the 1.3 district of Toulouse thanks to the drone of the Conti studio for Actu Toulouse:
Les Chalets, the quiet heart of Toulouse
the chalet district is famous for its tranquility and charm. Toulouse houses, bourgeois dwellings and numerous mansions give the Rue des Chalets a unique character and have made it a residential district par excellence.
Formerly Faubourg Arnaud-Bernard, the district mainly developed from the end of the 19e century, after the construction of the Matabiau station.
Located rue de la Concorde, the Cafe de la Concorde is one of the oldest and most iconic cafés in Toulouse. On the outskirts, you will come across some figures from Toulouse, like Jean-Pierre Mader and Blight Knights.
Bayard, a rapidly changing district
Nearby is the Bayard district and its eponymous rue Bayard, an important artery of Toulouse since it rests on the hypercentre at the Matabiau station. It is now the subject ofan ambitious rehabilitation campaign.
To tell the truth, it is the whole of the district which will change its next years with the Grand-Matabiau project. Around the station and the multimodal exchange hub, it is developing 300,000 m² dedicated to tertiary activities.
Enough to forever change the image of Bayard, a sector of Toulouse suffering for a long time from a bad image.
Saint-Aubin, an air of local Montmartre
In the area, the Saint-Aubin district extends to the east of the historic center, around rue de la Colombette and the massive church of Saint-Aubin. Some have decreed that Saint-Aubin was a bit like the Montmartre of Toulouse. It is true that a real village soul reigns here. It guarantees the preservation of the popular identity that this little corner of the Pink City has always claimed.
The famous Saint-Aubin market is a place of conviviality and sharing which brings together several hundred visitors every Sunday.
Dupuy, its hall and its column
Extending around Place Dupuy and bounded by the Canal du Midi, the Allées François Verdier, the Grand Rond garden and the Saint-Aubin church, the Dupuy district is one of the most wonderful in Toulouse.
Its central square has housed the Halle aux Grains since 1871, whose vocation is no longer food but culture. This is where the region’s most demanding musical scores have been heard since 2000. The square also hosts the Dupuy column in homage to Dominique Martin Dupuy (1767-1798), a superb officer in the French army, whom Bonaparte made general and governor of Cairo after the battle of the Pyramids. A few months before falling, struck by a spear during an Egyptian revolt.
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