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Martres-Tolosane

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne

Martres-Tolosane - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne
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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 eighteenth century, a know-how that has survived the ages, from water, fire and the earth earthenware.

In this small city of Comminges, old country and capital of art pottery in Haute-Garonne, in the genus called "circular villages" or "circulades" strikes a curious alternation 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 concentric or sinuous, and small houses tightened show a history of well-defended city.

The eighteenth century remains the great period of martraise earthenware. Area merchants were numerous pottery was most famous. But the revolution and competition, especially English, came curb 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 martraise earthenware.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMartres-Tolosane
Postcode31220
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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
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

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, we will address the many Gallo-Roman ruins, the castle of Martres the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, but also to those of the nineteenth century and Soulase Thèbe, and the fountain of Saint Vidian. The brick church, mass was restored in the nineteenth century and contains great antique treasures. For more information, contact the Tourist Office of Martres-Tolosane (place Henri Dulion): Tel: +33 5 61 98 66 41 - Fax: +33 5 61 98 59 29.

Greater Presbytery, exhibition hall dedicated to the Art Craft and Contemporary Art, presents temporary exhibitions. In the magnificent setting of the old rectory, two bright rooms opening onto St. Vidian church in the heart of the city and its pleasant garden and serene priest. Free entry. Information at +33 5 61 87 64 93.

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Events and festivities

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

Living Arts of Fire and the weekend of All Saints.

Photos

Greater Presbytery
Greater Presbytery
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Martres-Tolosane
Martres-Tolosane
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Venus Martens, a remnant of Chiragan
Venus Martens, a remnant of Chiragan
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Chiragan in Saint-Raymond museum Toulouse
Chiragan in Saint-Raymond museum Toulouse
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Faïenceries martraises
Faïenceries martraises
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Weather

Tuesday 1 september
Min. 17°C - Max. 22°C
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Wednesday 2 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 20°C
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Thursday 3 september
Min. 13°C - Max. 16°C
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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)

Outings

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)

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