Life in Toulouse

 Toulouse, the capital of "Midi-Pyrénées", is the leading city in the south-west of France

4th largest city in France with 426,700 inhabitants. Toulouse, a very attractive city, welcomes more than 10,000 new arrivals each year.

2nd largest university city in France: 110,000 students, 3 universities, 14 graduate schools... Toulouse is a particularly lively city.

A privileged natural position, and a hub of communication: 150 km from the Mediterranean, 250 km from the Atlantic Ocean, 110 km from the ski resorts in the Pyrenees.

Internationally renowned skills in the sector of research:

  • N° 1 in Europe in the aerospace and space industries, embedded electronic and computing industries (Competitive cluster: Aerospace Valley)
  • N° 1 nationally in the sector of biotechnologies, microbiology, sciences and life technologies, Canceropôle (Competitive cluster: Cancer Bio Santé)
  • 2nd largest research cluster in France with more than 400 laboratories and 110,000 researchers: economy, new information technology, health sector,….

An important historic and cultural heritage: the Capitole, the Jacobins Cloister, the Basilica of St. Sernin, the Bemberg Foundation, the Canal du Midi…

A lively cultural and artistic lifestyle

An exceptional quality of life: gastronomy of the South-West, rare architectural heritage... and 2,027 hours of sunshine on average per year!

Crédit photo: ville de Toulouse. Patrice NIN

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