Hear about travel to Toulouse, France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Benny the Irish Polyglot.
Benny lived in the city for 3 months to work on his French. He was drawn to the University city culture but fell in love with the “pink city” and its people.
After living and working in Paris, Benny had not fallen in love with the city. Paris gets so many tourists and so many visitors that he found its residence sometimes get tired of foreigners. So he looked for somewhere else to base himself and chose this city in the South of France near the Spanish border. The region has a distinctive accent and a Latin culture that he greatly preferred over the more popular Paris.
Benny describes the historic downtown, and University area with its distinctive “pink” brick color, the cafes, the student nightlife as well as a thriving couch surfing community. It is a city where you can rent a bike for the day for a single euro and find an inexpensive apartment for a month.
Toulouse is also the center for aviation in Europe because it is the home of AirBus.
We also talk about taking a day trip to the historically significant walled town of Carcassonne nearby.
Fluent in 3 Months
Costa Brava Airport
Nightlife in Toulouse
University of Toulouse (Website is in French)
Toulouse Botanical Gardens
Let’s Visit Airbus
Tin Tin Shop (Website is in French)
Six Things You Must Do In Toulouse
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