Top 5 photo sights - Toulouse ( 19/12/2017 )

Back in Scandinavia after a four week long stay in Toulouse and the flight training to become an Airbus pilot. The days went by really fast and the few hours left of the day was mostly spent in the room to study. When time and weather allowed I treated myself with some photo opportunities in Toulouse of course.

The top sights of Toulouse are mainly concentrated to the old city centre and within easy walking distance. The number one on my list is a bit further out from downtown though and it would be unfair not to choose the Aeroscopia Aeronautical Museum and Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

Here it is, my top 5 list of what to photograph during your stay in Toulouse!

1. Aeroscopia Aeronautical Museum/Toulouse Blagnac Airport

If being an aviation enthusiast or not, you just have to visit the Aeroscopia Museum to have a look of all historic aircraft on display there. The highlight is of course the former Air France Concorde, try to be creative and get some rare angles of this beautiful aircraft.

Toulouse Blagnac Airport is also home to Airbus and several assembly lines of its aircraft family. Spend some hours around the airport and you will definitely be able to photograph when Airbus performing test flights. Are you really lucky you will even see the biggest passenger aircraft ever built, the Airbus A380, or the brand new Airbus A350-1000 or even the transporter aircraft which looks like a Beluga.

2. Victor Hugo Marché

The French food is widely recognised world wide and at this centrally located market, you will see all kind of delicacies and odd ingredients this cuisine has to offer. Be there early in the morning to be able to shoot most of the fresh goods before they are sold and  to experience the hectic commerce.

3. Basilica of Saint-Sernin

There is several buildings in the old city centre of Toulouse which is well worth a photo. Many of the buildings seems to originate from the same era and are similar in design with its "pink" brick and high towers. The Basilica of Saint-Sernin is my favourite and is also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

4. Le Pont Neuf

A beautiful old bridge over Garonne River which looks especially good during the golden light or during night. There is several other beautiful buildings along the walking path at the riverfront which can be added to the scene if you got a wide angle lens.
5. Old City Centre

A walk through the old city centre of Toulouse and its small cobbled streets give perfect opportunities for photos almost anywhere. This one is from Rue de Taur with the Église Notre-Dame du Taur and its towers.