Harry's Free Tour

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Duration: 3 hours
Provided by Harry Marcuson
English  |  10:00 AM
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Overview of the tour in Toulouse

So, you understand English, like the "Free Tour" format and are in Toulouse, most likely on Vacation. You'll be looking for me then! ;)
I've lived here 20 years now and have spent quite a lot of that time trying to write an Historical Fiction of this city. What does that mean for you? It means I've studied its History with a passion and have always regarded its Historical events through the lens of "How could this event best be told in narrative form?" Which is what I do. I tell stories. True stories of things that actually happened here in Toulouse. But stories, nevertheless.

On this Tour you will see…

Place du Capitole
Rue Saint Rome
Hotel Assezat
Pont Neuf
La Daurade and la Basilique
Les Jacobins
Rue de Taur
La Basilica St Sernin
And, although the History stuff does tend to wander I try to make its telling as linear as possible.

I will cover…

Medieval Toulouse
The Cathars
The Albigensian Crusade
The Inquisition
The Canal du Midi
The Revolution in Toulouse
The Great Flood of 1875
and a lot more…

I won't leave you ignorant either as to where is best to eat and drink in town and what other things there are to do.
I look forward to seeing you on the Tour.

This activity includes:

  • Place Saint-Pierre
  • Georges Bemberg’s Foundation — Hotel of Assézat
  • Couvent des Jacobins
  • Place du Capitole
  • Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Daurade
  • Le Saint Rome
  • La Marché Victor Hugo

Meeting point

Harry's Free Tours

On arrival

RDV at Place Saint-Sernin. Across the street from the Cafe 'Les Delices de Saturnin"

Things to note

This next bit used to be added on to the "after tour" email but I thought - what the hell, its more important to give you this stuff now...

(Just my opinions)

Cheapest good value lunch "Chez nous la Libanais"
Cheapest good value Dinner "La Gouaille Restaurant"
Best reasonably Priced Dinner "La Braisiere"
Best Viennoiserie "La Poussin Blue"
Best Patisserie "Patisserie Conte"
Best variety of reasonable lunch spots "Victor Hugo Market"
Best part of town to visit in the evening "Carmes"
Best Beer Garden "La Bar Basque"
My Favourite lunch spot "The Flowers Cafe"
My Favourite Ice cream place "La sorbet d'amour"
Cool Rooftop bar "On top of the Galerie Lafayette"
Veggie places "La Belle verte" and "La faim des aricots"
Best park to visit "Jardin Raymond VI"

And if you're in the region any length of time, do not miss Carcassonne.

Welcome to Toulouse!

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