We so enjoyed our short visit with Elisa and Andrea in Toulouse. It is a beautiful place with great bike trails. Since I didn’t bring my camera, I bought some postcards of the major attractions of the town and have included them as pictures. Toulouse is the center of the European aerospace industry and has a population of over 1.2 million people. The Basilica of St. Sernin is the largest Romanesque Church in Europe. The Bell tower was so beautiful at night. The La Place du Capitole is the municipal building for Toulouse and has a great open square in front of it. Toulouse is home to 3 major Universities and has a youthful culture.
Andrea loaded up all our luggage and drove us to the train station. We took the 9:48 train from Toulouse and arrived at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 15:52 (that is 3:52PM in our language!). We took a shuttle bus to our hotel, had some (French) Onion Soup one more time and we plan to go to sleep soon. We need to be at the airport tomorrow around 8:00AM to catch our flights home.
It has been a wonderful six weeks in France and I have enjoyed almost everything but I am ready to get home!