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Destination Toulouse

Toulouse, gateway to the South West.

Toulouse is an unmissable stop-off in the very heart of south western France. Defined by the sun and the joy of living, this city combines heritage, innovation and festive pleasures. It is quite a programme!

Toulouse metropolis in figure

Ideally located

- 681 km south of Paris
- 150 km from the Mediterranean Sea
- 250 km from the Atlantic Ocean
- 110 km from the ski resorts of the Pyrenees

4th city of France

- 461 190 inhabitants in Toulouse
- 800 000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area
- 3rd largest university town in France
- The aeronautical industry: n°1 in Europe and n°2 globally

Sun always shine

- 2 027 hours of sunshine per year on average
- 650 millimetres of rainfall per year on average
- 4 days of snow per year on average

City of learning

- 3rd largest student city after Paris and Lyon
- 4 universities / 6 institutes / 14 technical schools
- 2nd in France for the number of diplomas earned every year
- 7,000 researchers / 163 research units
- 3 competitiveness hubs

Ever growing economic dynamism

- 3rd leading city in terms of GDP, with a figure of €50,864/inhabitant
 - 100,000 jobs created in 10 years: + 30%

Green city

- 160 parks and gardens in the centre of Toulouses