Toulouse, the fourth largest city in France, cultural and economic center of southern France, the university town of 1230, a major town in Languedoc and in the Haute-Garonne county, is situated on the right bank of the Canal Midi Garon and where in 1681 linking the Mediterranean and Atlantic.
The city of Toulouse was established over 2000 years by a Celtic population that settled there. Later, in the first century BC, the Romans occupied the city and called it Tolosa.
The 2000 years of history have left a heritage city of Toulouse, representative of the entire southern France, in various moments of history.
Lourdes (Gascon language: Lord) is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world, located in south-western France in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées. The city is. 15,000 inhabitants (2003).
The town lies at the foothills of the Pyrenees, at an altitude of 420 m above nm, being crossed by the river Gave de Pau. The town is a museum with exhibits of the Protestant religion and the paintings of Franz Schrader French painter, cartographer and student of nineteenth-century Pyrenean mountains. Lourdes is located south of the tip Pic Schrader (3177 m).