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Arinsal

small village in the north west

84km

42.56671.4833

Ordino

northernmost and least populated parish but almost the largest by area

86km

42.551.5333

Encamp

parish to the NE of Andorra La Vella between Engordany and Canillo on the road to France

88km

42.53331.5833

Escaldes-Engordany

this is really an eastern suburb parish of Andorra La Vella

89km

42.5088891.540833

Andorra la Vella

capital of Andorra

90km

42.51.5167

Bordeaux

commune in Gironde, France

245km

44.8386-0.5783
Sights

Capitole de Toulouse

Magnificent red-brick building in Neoclassical style, lording it over the pedestrianised main square Place du Capitole. It houses City Hall (with a grandiose "Salle des Illustres") and the city's main theatre.

4m

43.604461.44403

Basilica of Saint-Sernin, Toulouse

A red-brick church from the 11-12th Century, it may well be the largest Romanesque construction in the world - perhaps because it was an important stopover on the pilgrimage to Santiago. Huge as it is, it's the only remaining part of the former Abbey of Saint-Sernin. Notable features are the great bell-tower, the gates, the "ambulatory" passage, and the thunderous organ. In the 19th C the church was "restored" by the famous French architect Viollet-le-Duc: some of his re-imaginings of the Middle Ages are now being undone.

384m

43.60841.442

Hôtel d'Assézat

Great mansion house built in the 16th C in Renaissance style for a rich merchant. It now houses the Fondation Bemberg, the personal art collection of Georges Bemberg (1915-2011).

404m

43.60031.442

Musée Saint-Raymond

An archaeological museum with Roman artefacts from around Toulouse as well as the largest collection of Roman busts found in France. The building itself is a historic monument. Has an elevator, gift shop and free bathrooms.

419m

43.6078671.441125

Church of the Jacobins

Deconsecrated mother-church of the Dominicans (called Jacobins in France because their first convent was in rue St-Jacques in Paris). Built in Gothic red brick, it contains St Thomas Aquinas' relics. It's now a museum, enclosing the convent, refectory, chapel of St Antonin and Salle Capitulaire.

447m

43.60391.44

Notre-Dame de la Daurade

This church was founded in the 5th century but demolished in the 18th; the present building dates from the 19th C. The church is closed for restoration until 2019. You can look in, but everything's covered in shrouds and scaffolding.

559m

43.600833331.43972222

Pont Neuf, Toulouse

Like the Parisian Pont-Neuf, the name means "New Bridge" - though it's by far the oldest bridge across the Garonne river. Construction dragged on from 1544 to 1626. The arches aren't symmetrical - they were supposed to represent the face and haunches of a lion, but you'll need a lot of imagination to visualise that.The water-tower ("chateau d'eau") at its west end hosts photography exhibitions.

720m

43.5993071.438724

Toulouse Cathedral

This great ramshackle edifice is partly Gothic but mostly Dog's Breakfast - the medieval builders have made a hash of things on a sublime scale. They half-built one church, abandoned it, started building another, abandoned that, while other sections were added and added instead of starting over with a clear site. The Archbishop of Toulouse has to come to work in this Frankencathedral.

802m

43.59991.4504

Jardin des Plantes, Toulouse

You'll think you're walking into a monastery: the present gardens were located in an old Carmelite friary, before expanding south. Just north on Allée Jules Guesde is the Natural History Museum (Tues-Sun 10-6, closed Mon)

1.2km

43.59291.4511

Georges Labit Museum

Asian arts and Egyptian antiquities museum in an exotic and Mediterranean garden built in 1893.

1.9km

43.591111111.45847222

Stadium de Toulouse

football stadium

2.0km

43.583055561.43416667

Cité de l'espace

Scientific theme park with interactive exhibits on space travel and replica spacecraft. Most suited to 5-14 year olds.

5.6km

43.58696111.49316389

Midi-Pyrénées

former administrative region in France

14km

43.51.33333333

Musée Toulouse-Lautrec

Art museum in Albi

81km

43.929166672.14305556

Albi

commune in Tarn, France

82km

43.92892.1464

Pyrenees

90km

42.666666671

Dordogne

French department

140km

450.66666667

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Toulouse

France
Toulouse is a city in southwestern France, and capital of Haute-Garonne in the Midi-Pyrenees region. It stands just north of the Pyrenees on the River Garonne, half way between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Toulouse is the fourth largest city in France, after Paris, Marseille and Lyon. It's known for its rugby, its aerospace industry and for violets, which are used to make bonbons and liqueurs here.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

9.7°C2.6
Precipitation: 50.4 mm

Feb

11.1°C3.3
Precipitation: 38.5 mm

Mar

14.5°C5.4
Precipitation: 45.9 mm

Apr

16.9°C7.4
Precipitation: 65.7 mm

May

20.9°C11.3
Precipitation: 73.7 mm

Jun

25°C14.7
Precipitation: 58 mm

Jul

28°C16.8
Precipitation: 38.5 mm

Aug

28°C16.7
Precipitation: 42.7 mm

Sep

24.6°C13.7
Precipitation: 51.9 mm

Oct

19.5°C10.8
Precipitation: 55.4 mm

Nov

13.4°C6.1
Precipitation: 52.4 mm

Dec

10.1°C3.4
Precipitation: 52.5 mm