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Enter 2500m². of space discovery, from the gates of the Cité de l'espace. Far from the earthly comfort of your Kyriad Toulouse Est Balma Cité de l''Espace hotel, the first space museum in Europe propels you towards stellar sensations. Live the highlights of the conquest of space with the many devices on display on site, as well as different models. The highlight is of course the rocket Ariane 5, displayed outside. After a long stroll in the flower garden, head inside to enjoy the visual installations. Between the huge Imax screen and the 360 ° planetarium, you will see all the colors, while following the cosmic phenomena. Astronomy will have no secrets for you. But other mysteries await you on the side of interactive spaces available to visitors such as the "weather pole" or the "platform of the solar system". Put on your cosmonaut suit and enter the Soyuz aircraft. Make a detour by the scientific module used aboard the ISS: Colombus. From there, you can head to the 149 Café for a cool drink or sit down at the appetizing Restaurant de l'astronaute. Some nebulous flavors await you...
During your strolls in the historic center of the pink city, there is no doubt your steps will lead you to the Halles aux Grains. While it has been a long time since food was traded, it is a more spiritual food than you find there: music. Indeed, this concert hall located near your Kyriad hotel offers a selection of demanding shows. Opposite Place Dupuy and its beautiful column, the Halle aux grains is THE Toulouse symphonic concert hall. It is within these walls of bricks and stone, in the great local tradition, that you can attend performances of the National Orchestra Capitole de Toulouse, among others, since the program is not as restricted as in the past and is open to many musical genres. Operas, one-man shows, recitals, jazz concerts and performers regularly share the front of the stage for the pleasure of music lovers and the inquisitive. Enjoy its impeccable acoustics, thanks to which it quickly became the concert hall of choice in the Toulouse landscape. Once your concert is over, a stroll along the banks of the Canal du Midi will complete this idyllic evening.
Behind the venerable walls of the Augustins convent of Toulouse, near your Kyriad hotel, you find the musée des Augustins, one of the pink city's must-see cultural addresses. Set in the 18th century walls, the museum houses a great collection of fine works. From the Middle Ages through to the contemporary era, the painting drawing, the funeral art of the Rodin, the place is a tribute to art history. These are 2000 paintings and 2000 sculptures that you discover in this bubble outside of time. One of the many curiosities of the location is can be found on the side of the cloister where you discover a series of 13th-century carved gargoyles. Back inside the walls, take time to scrutinize some of the year's long-term appointments and exhibitions. Meetings around art history, commentary tours, drawing classes and even night tours. In the stillness of the night, learn another way to explore art.