River Garonne

We are excited about holding EclipseCon France in Toulouse! For those of you not familiar with this beautiful city, we have listed some suggestions for things to see if you have extra time while attending EclipseCon France. Located on the River Garonne, Toulouse is France's fourth-largest city. The world-renowned Université de Toulouse, founded in 1229, has over 110,000 students (now split into three separate universities). Toulouse is the seat of the Midi-Pyrénées region, and the unofficial capital of Occitan culture. It is also the center of the European aerospace industry and the leading European city for embedded systems development.



The fortified city of Carcassone, founded by the Visigoths in the fifth century, is close enough for a day trip. Rugby enthusiasts may appreciate the Stade Toulousain website. For more on Toulouse, see the city's official tourism site or Le Petit Tou.