Like Paris, Toulouse has its Pont Neuf (with only 7 arches), the river
flowing underneath is the Garonne. The holes in the pillars let the water
through when the level of the river rises, decreasing the pressure on the
The borders of the river are used to exercise, for the lunch break, or just to hang around when the weather is nice. The walls have been constructed quite some time ago, and both high water and acid rain have left their marks.
Downstream from the Pont Neuf, there's the chaussee du Bazacle, next to the hydro-powered power station (centrale hydro-electrique). The tower on the left is part of the Hopital de la Grave.
In the center of Toulouse, there's the Capitole, an impressive building
used as town hall.
A bit further away, there's the Basilique St. Sernin
And to finish this page, a picture of a typical street in the city center. Most buildings look like these, well preserved instead of being replaced by modern office buildings.
If you're looking for more information about Toulouse, try the city's web site www.mairie-toulouse.fr.