Capital of the Occitanie region, Toulouse is a European city that is dynamic and attractive. The 4th largest city in France, it cultivates creativity and dynamism.
From the Cathar period to the latest technologies, from the golden age of pastel to the air and Space adventure, Toulouse is an effervescent, youthful and innovative city that boasts 2000 years of history.
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Capital of the Occitanie region
A short hop from the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, Toulouse is ideally located in the south-west of France. It has always been the historic capital of the Languedoc.
Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport is the No.1 business airport in France, with 67 scheduled international routes and 41 daily flights to and from Paris.
Capital of art de vivre
Toulouse is an epicurean city
With over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, here we love to get together, take our time and…eat! With brick façades that have earned it the nickname of Ville Rose, Toulouse is a convivial and welcoming city.
World capital of aeronautics
Ever since the days of Latécoère and Aéropostale right up to Airbus, Toulouse has been the European capital of aeronautics. Its factories gave rise to Concorde, the A380, the Airbus 400M and A350.
Airbus Group chose Toulouse in 2016 as the base for its new global headquarters and it employs 27,000 people here. Aeronautics represents 85,000 jobs across 700 companies.
European capital of the Space industry
The conquest of the stars
Toulouse is home to 25% of Europe’s Space industry jobs. The natural choice when deciding where the National Centre for Space Studies would be established in 1968 was next to the Aéropostale site in Toulouse.
Since then, Space research and development has never stopped growing: satellite imaging, meteorology, oceanography, the manufacture of satellites...
Nobel Prize for Economics and professor in Toulouse
Jean Tirole is the honorary president of the Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation – Toulouse School of Economics and president of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. He is also a visiting professor at MIT and Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2014 for his analysis of the power of the market and regulation.