Location: Montauban, located in the heart of southwestern France, the second city of the Midi-Pyrenees, is the prefecture of Tarn-et-Garonne. She is highly regarded for his "lifestyle" in the land of "soft adventure". The city has about 60,000 inhabitants in the last census. It is 45 km from Toulouse with direct access from the highway of the Two Seas (A62), less than 5 hours from Paris by TGV and 30 minutes from Toulouse International Airport.
Brief History: Founded in the 12th century by the Count of Toulouse, the city of Montauban is the first new cities of medieval south. From the 13th century, the city entered a prosperous period, the Old Bridge and the Saint-Jacques are built. The Black Death and the Hundred Years' War put an end to this period. The mid-16th century until its surrender to the royal troops in 1629, Montauban itself as a stronghold of Protestantism, alongside La Rochelle and Nîmes. Revenue in the Catholic fold Royal, the city becomes a true regional capital, seat of a stewardship from 1735. "Fallen" to the French Revolution, Montauban is "reinstated in his rights" in 1808 with the creation of the Tarn-et-Garonne, where she became the prefecture. If the city lacks the shift of the Industrial Revolution, however, she knows in the 19th century an intense cultural life, including the painter Ingres and the sculptor Bourdelle are two of the most illustrious representatives.
Specialties: The table combines products Montalbanaise a varied terroir. Take the time to taste the apple crisps, the Jacquou, the balls and Montauban Montauriols respectively hazelnuts and chocolate covered cherries.