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Toulouse – La Ville Rose: A city guide

Toulouse – La Ville Rose: A city guide

Toulouse has much to offer everyone, whether you are a sports fan, history buff or wine connoisseur! Visiting the Pink City seems to be the easiest thing in the world. Just jump on the flight at London Gatwick and about two hours later you will find yourself at a modern airport suitable for a city the size of London. The first thing you will notice on arrival in Toulouse are the Belugas. No, not the marine mammal; that would be ridiculous. Looking like a massive metal dolphin, the Beluga is an Airbus cargo plane. Toulouse is not just famous for being one of the EURO 2016 hosting cities; it is also a renowned city of science and well known for its professional rugby team. What’s in Toulouse? If your travel comrades don’t happen to be keen on whoever will be getting through to the quarter-finals, there’s still a reason for them to travel along. There’s so much to do there! Toulouse’s aviation museum “Aeroscopia” offers displays of the famous Concorde and many other air vehicles, while the Airbus factory presents the exciting chance to see how planes are built. The interactive aerospace museum Cité de l’espace showcases the Mir space ship (that was used for training), real satellites, an IMAX cinema (showing different films about space) and so much more. In addition to this, Toulouse boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Canal du Midi and the Basilica of St Sernin. If that doesn’t do it for you then the countless châteaus offering wine tastings and restaurants with brilliant French food should do the trick! The buzz in the city The Pink City is definitely buzzing with...
Barcelona: A City Guide

Barcelona: A City Guide

The capital of Catalonia has much more to offer than sandy beaches, tasty Sangria and the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Doménech i Montaner. As well as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the city offers various sports events throughout the year. Well known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics, the city offers an exciting football season, a fab Grand Prix weekend and a competitive tennis tournament. When the sleepy Barcelona opens its eyes in the early warm summer mornings, there’s nothing better than strolling down La Rambla – the tree-lined pedestrian mall stretching for almost a mile. Or perhaps, having an early drink on the beach (it’s a holiday, it’s allowed!). Most sporting events start either early afternoon on in the evening, giving the perfect opportunity to use the mornings for relaxing, discovering Barcelona’s cultural heritage sites and some retail therapy. Read on for more info on sports travel in Barcelona. An exceptional footballing pedigree   We’re six months into the current La Liga season, with its culmination coming on 15th May. Barcelona, the defending champions, have been typically prolific this season, with Neymar winning the player of the month gong in November and Luis Suarez being the top goalscorer with 20 goals (and without biting anyone!) Furthermore, the club equalled its own Spanish record of being unbeaten in 28 consecutive matches. Attendances at the majestic Camp Nou continue to dwarf much of Europe – there were over 93,000 people watching Barcelona v Atletico Madrid on 30th January. Barcelona are currently top and are expected to be crowned champions on May 15th, but with Atletico Madrid in second place with...