MERCURE TOULOUSE WILSON
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Today for school we went on an excursion to Toulouse to visit the Resistance Museum and the recently opened Aeroscopia Aircraft Museum.
The Resistance Museum covers three floors and has been operating for 20 years, entry to the museum is free and is very well presented. It caters for both French and English visitors with English handouts provided if you ask for them. Also, there are a number ...
... an adult. We felt the children were mature enough to handle the exhibits as they did in Berlin where they were also confronted with some very graphic images.
The museum is entirely written in French however thanks to a wonderful App 'word lens' we were able to translate the writing into English. The translation may not have been perfect but it was good enough to give us a fair indication of what had occurred. Kate and ...
... local gastronomy, in particular Duck and even more in particular the fattened liver of the Barbary Duck - Foie Gras. This somewhat controversial food is produced under French Law (oh yes, they have some odd laws in France). This law says that it must be produced by gavage - force feeding the goose or duck corn through a feeding tube. There is now a chap in Spain who is producing this without force feeding through the bird's natural wish to ...
This morning Kate and Roy were quite pleased with the decision from the Principal that today would be a short day for schooling! At about 10.30am we headed off to the pink city of Toulouse.
Toulouse is about 90km from Montpezat-de-Quercy and we met up with Christophe and Bastien the local IPA representatives in the town and they took us under their wing to show us the sights of their beautiful city. The city is currently ...
... Toulouse that are very worth seeing. Our favorite was "Les Jacobins" convent, which had incredible vaulted ceilings and amazing stained glass windows. The old bridge is also worthy of note, but mostly it is just a place where teenagers get drunk and smash bottles. There are loads of tiny alleyways and interesting streets filled with pubs and bistros that we really enjoyed exploring. There is also a massive Ferris Wheel on ...