Toulouse owes its nickname of Ville Rose to the use of brick. Listed as a local craft in the south around Toulouse, it has formed part of local heritage from Antiquity to present day. It dresses the façades with warming colours, from soft pinks to the most flamboyant oranges.
If you do not want to miss the city’s cultural richness, you should throw open the doors to its museums and explore the remarkable collections of classical and medieval art, as well as contemporary works.
Once the capital of the Visigoths and now the capital of the air and space industry, Toulouse invites you to explore its 2000 years of history. Its churches, cathedral and basilica recount the Roman origins and religious influence of Toulouse through the ages. The mansion houses call to mind the Golden Age of the Renaissance and the pastel trade.
Toulouse, an aviation pioneer, is today Europe’s leading centre for aeronautics and home to some exceptional sites that absolutely have to be visited, such as Airbus with its visit of the A380 and Concorde or even the Cité de l’Espace.
THE GRAND EVENT
The next Rugby World Cup will take place in France in 2023 and Toulouse is of course among the host cities. Following the draw, the Ville Rose, the rugby capital of Occitanie, will host, among others, matches featuring the All Blacks, the Japanese national team and Fiji.
For the occasion, the luckiest spectators will be welcomed inside Le Stadium, whose expanded capacity will do justice to this global event.
If you couldn’t get a ticket, don’t worry! The whole city will be buzzing with rugby for more than a month and the matches will be just as exciting from the official fan village or in front of a big screen at one of the many bars or pubs, where you can also enjoy the friendly atmosphere and local gastronomy!
STADIUM DE TOULOUSE
Stadium de Toulouse is the largest multi-purpose stadium in Toulouse, France. It is currently used mostly for football matches, mainly those of the Toulouse Football Club, as well as rugby matches for Stade Toulousain in the European Rugby Champions Cup or Top 14.
It also hosts the test matches of France’s national rugby union team. It is located on the island of Ramier near the centre of Toulouse. It is a pure football and rugby ground, and therefore has no athletics track surrounding the field. The stadium is able to hold 33,150 people.
It was also used as a host venue during the 2007 Rugby World Cup for games such as Japan vs Fiji. On 13 November 2009 the stadium hosted international rugby again when France hosted South Africa.
MATCHES TO BE PLAYED IN TOULOUSE
- JAPAN VS AMERICAS 1 (10 SEPT 2023)
- NEW ZEALAND VS AFRICA 1 (15 SEPT 2023)
- EUROPE 1 VS QUALIFIER WINNER (23 SEPT 2023)
- JAPAN VS SAMOA (28 SEPT 2023)
- FIJI VS QUALIFIER WINNER (8 OCT 2023)
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