We arrived in Toulouse early afternoon, Every square, sidewalk cafe and pleasant niche was swarming with students starting the the weekend as early as possible. A few had the glazed look of escorting their parents about on their first fall visits to the campus. Apparently Toulouse is the biggest university town in France with students coming from all over the world, It would be a great location for a study abroad year. It is a safe walkable cycle friendly community with the Garonne River and Midi Canal sycamore lined pathways dividing the historic district from the aero space boom neighborhoods.
We walked the historic district dodging energetic students set free and some tourists. it was a lovely fall day, it was perfect.