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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne

Martres-Tolosane - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne

At the heart of Comminges, in the plain of the Garonne, Martres-Tolosane wraps around the walls of tradition and cultivates a secret protected since the 18th century, know-how that has survived the ages, from water, fire and earth: the china.

In this small city of Comminges, a former country house and the pottery capital of art in Haute-Garonne, belonging to the genus called "circular villages" or "circulades" strikes an odd mix of half-timbered houses with walls of stones, brick or stone. The ring road replaces the old ramparts. Inside the city, the streets follow a path concentric or sinuous, and small houses restricted evidence of a history of well-defended city.

The 18th century was the heyday of the china martraise. The merchants in the area were numerous pottery was most famous. But the revolution and competition, especially English, came to a stop to this prosperity, and never stop. In 1790, there are only two factories in Martres. This is one of the main features of the history of china martraise.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.1983260 (N 43° 11’ 54”)
Longitude1.0109120 (E 1° 0’ 39”)
AltitudeFrom 236m to 488m
Surface area23.52 km²
Population2270 inhabitants
Density96 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulouse (64 km, 41 min)
Insee code31324
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Cazères

Nearest cities & towns

Mauran2.9 km (9 min)
Sana4 km (6 min)
Marignac-Laspeyres4.5 km (8 min)
Boussens4.7 km (7 min)
Palaminy5.7 km (9 min)
Lescuns6.2 km (9 min)
Mondavezan6.5 km (10 min)
Montclar-de-Comminges6.8 km (15 min)
Roquefort-sur-Garonne6.9 km (9 min)
Cazères7 km (12 min)
Mancioux7.1 km (9 min)
Terrebasse7.7 km (12 min)
Couladère7.7 km (13 min)
Le Fréchet8.3 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

The sights are numerous: in addition to pottery, local pride in well-kept secret, will address the many Gallo-Roman castle at Martres the 16th and 17th centuries, but also those of Soulase 19th century and Thebe , and the fountain of Saint Vidian. The brick church, mass was restored in the 19th century and contains great treasures of antiquity. For more information, contact the Tourist Office Martres-Tolosane (place Dulion Henry): Tel: +33 5 61 98 66 41 - Fax: +33 5 61 98 59 29.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Celebration of the "Battle of Saint Vidian" every Sunday after Pentecost.

Living Arts of Fire and the weekend of All Saints.


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Venus Martres vestige Chiragan
Venus Martres vestige Chiragan
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Chiragan museum in Saint-Raymond de Toulouse
Chiragan museum in Saint-Raymond de Toulouse
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Faïenceries martraises
Faïenceries martraises
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Friday 31 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 27°C
Saturday 1 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 23°C
Sunday 2 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 29°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Fauna & flora discovery hike
Nature and the great outdoors25 € Castillon-de-Saint-Martory (14.3 km)
Tour and tasting on a duck farm
Local flavoursFreeMonblanc (30 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Along the waterway
Village visitIntermediate2h00Carbonne (20 km)
Gr 78
Village visitEasy4h00Galey (30 km)
The Greenway
HikeEasy4h00La Bastide-de-Sérou (40 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals