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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 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

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
TerritoryMidi-Pyrénées, Pyrenees

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)
Alan9 km (10 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.

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.


The Great Presbytery
The Great Presbytery
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Venus of Martres, a remnant of Chiragan
Venus of Martres, a remnant of Chiragan
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Chiragan at the Saint-Raymond museum in Toulouse
Chiragan at the Saint-Raymond museum in Toulouse
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Earthenware martries
Earthenware martries
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The Grand Rectory in Martres-Tolosane
The Grand Rectory in Martres-Tolosane
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Friday 20 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 22°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Fauna & flora discovery hike
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 35 € Castillon-de-Saint-Martory (14.3 km)
Visit an art gallery and exhibition cloister
Arts and CraftsFreeCarla-Bayle (28 km)
Tour and tasting on a duck farm
Local flavoursFreeMonblanc (30 km)
Barbet Golf Course
Sports sensations32 € Lombez (31 km)
Canyoning, rafting, climbing and hiking
Sports sensations35 € to 50 € Malvezie (35 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Along the waterway
Village visitIntermediate2h00Carbonne (20 km)
Gr 78
Village visitEasy4h00Galey (30 km)
Lombez, audio tour of the historic heart
HikeEasy35 minLombez (32 km)
The Greenway
HikeEasy4h00La Bastide-de-Sérou (40 km)


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