10 Fun Toulouse Facts


Interesting Facts About Toulouse:

  1. The University of Toulouse is one of the oldest in Europe, founded in 1229.
  2. Toulouse is twinned with: Atlanta, United States; Bologna, Italy; Elche, Spain; Tel Mond, Israel; Chongqing, China; Kyiv, Ukraine & Tel Aviv, Israel.
  3. Toulouse also has accords of cooperation with the following towns: Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain; Hanoi, Vietnam; N’Djamena, Chad; Saint-Louis, Senegal & Düsseldorf, Germany.
  4. Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, one of the leaders of the First Crusade.
  5. Stade Toulousain of the Top 14 is one of the most successful rugby union clubs in all of Europe, having been crowned European champions four times and French champions twenty times.
  6. Toulouse FC, who play in Ligue 1, the highest level of football in France.
  7. Toulouse has the fourth-largest student population in France after Paris, Lyon, and Lille.
  8. The population of Toulouse is 950,000, as of 2019.
  9. Toulouse is nicknamed the Pink City because the brick homes turn pink with the sunset.
  10. Toulouse was founded 4th century BC by Celtic people called the Volques Tectosages.